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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

Homework Assignment

Journal: How do multiple perspectives and the posing of questions enhance an envisionment-building classroom?

Reading: In preparation for Workshop 5, you may want to read the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Select a passage from the text that you personally connected to or that made you reflect upon a life experience and rethink your way through it.

Some online resources you may want to consult include:

If you have not already done so, you may also consider reading Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature, Chapter 2, "Building Envisionments," pages 9-23, which examines the envisionment-building process and defines the stance Stepping Out and Rethinking What One Knows.

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