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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

Support Materials
Teacher-Talk




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Envisioning


Introduction

Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Extension:
Classroom Connection


Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading


Background Reading

In preparation for this workshop, you may want to read the poem "Oranges" by Gary Soto, which can be found in the anthology Literature: An Introduction To Reading and Writing, 5th edition, Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs, 1998, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-010076-5.

Additional online resources related to the author include:
  • The official Gary Soto web site.
  • Teacher resources about Gary Soto and his work, hosted by the Internet School Library Media Center.

You may also want to read Chapter 2, "Building Envisionments," as well as Chapter 4, "The Classroom as a Social Setting for Envisionment Building," and Chapter 5, "A Practical Pedagogy" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature. (Envisioning Literature by Dr. Judith Langer, from the Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.)

For other resources, look under Additional Reading.

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