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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop
About CONVERSATIONS IN LITERATURE

Individual Program
Descriptions

1. Responding
as Readers


2. Envisioning

3. Stepping In

4. Moving Through

5. Rethinking

6. Objectifying
the Text


7. The Stances
in Action


8. Returning to the
Classroom





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Re: [Channel-talklitconversations] Workshop 3 Response

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Date: Mon Jul 11 2005 - 23:34:30 EDT
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I choose photo one. For some reason I was fixated by the contrast between the sailboat on the water and the crane in the background I wondered it this was an intentional contrast of merely something that just happened in the picture. This sounds like my students who argue that something isn't a symbol in the text, it's just an accident and a reader reading too much into the work. Yeesh! I also had trouble figuring out what people were doing on the dock and wanted to know more about their activities. Then I found myself wondering what the difference was between a dock and a pier, which is something we don't really think about too much in land-locked Colorado.

When I pick up a book to read, I, like my students am drawn in by the title and the book cover. I really have a thing for a good title. I also react in a negative way to book bearing the "Oprah Winfrey Book Club" seal of approval, because I think Oprah tells us what to think and read too much. I like Brenda spend some time with the plot synopsis and also tend to look at what types of descritive passages the reviewers have used. This lets me get a feel for what type of book I'm holding.

I also found the discussion of the two literary works enlightening. I was really drawn to "The LIfeguard," particularly the ironic savior imagery which contrasted with the guard's failure to save a little boy he couldn't remember but was haunted by. I'm thinking that poem might find its way into my classroom next year. Fabulous discussion possibility!

                
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