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Making Meaning in Literature Grades 6-8
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

About Making Meaning in Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8

Individual Clip Descriptions

1. Introducing the Envisionment-Building Classroom
2. Building a Literary Community
3. Asking Questions
4. Facilitating Discussion
5. Seminar Discussion
6. Dramatic Tableaux
7. Readers as Individuals
8. The Teacher’s Role in a Literary Community
9. Whole Group Discussions

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Professional Reflection

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Additional Resources

Online resources related to the texts used in Mr. Bernhart's classroom:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Forged by Fire by Sharon Mills Draper
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Mills Draper

The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake

Julie of the Wolves by Julie Craighead George

Heaven by Angela Johnson

Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Meyers

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