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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

Individual Program

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

Support Materials

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Moving Through


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading

Additional Reading

An article by Dr. Judith Langer, "A Response-Based Approach to Reading Literature." Here, Dr. Langer offers guidelines for instruction and a framework for teaching strategies that support an envisionment-building classroom.

A comprehensive summary of Dr. Langer's research and the envisionment building process entitled "Thinking and Doing Literature."

Dr. Judith Langer's article "Discussion Exploration: Literature and the Horizon of Possibilities." This article explores how the teacher can frame discussion and move along students' critical thinking and exploration of a horizon of possibilities in envisionment building.

A guidelines booklet on "Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well." This practical guide offers six effective features of successful instruction.

Additional reports and articles about envisionment building.


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