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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

Background Reading

In preparation for this workshop, you may want to read the poem "Lost Sister" by Cathy Song and the short story "All Gone" by Stephen Dixon. Literature selections can be found in Literature: An Introduction To Reading and Writing, 5th edition, Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs, ©1998, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-010076-5.

Some online resources related to the featured texts include:

Poem: "Lost Sister" by Cathy Song
Short Story: "All Gone" by Stephen Dixon Within the workshop session, you will be reading the poem "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. The poem can also be found in the anthology mentioned above. Some online texts and resources related to the poem and author include:

If you have not already, you may also want to read Chapter 2, "Building Envisionments," pages 9-17, in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature. This excerpt examines the process of envisionment building and defines the stance Being In and Moving Through an Envisionment.

For other resources, look under Additional Reading.

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