Understanding and Literature Instruction," an article by
Judith Langer that describes the characteristics of classrooms
where students are encouraged to enter the world of literature
as they explore possibilities and move beyond their initial
Did We Get Here: Seventh-Graders Sharing Literature," an
article by Elizabeth Close which describes how she and her seventh
grade students arrived at new perspectives on literature and
literature instruction as they began building envisionments.
by teachers involved in Dr. Langer's research projects and its
effects on their work in the classroom.
Deborah Appleman's Critical Encounters in High School English
suggests ways that feminist, Marxists, reader response, and
deconstruction approaches to literary criticism can be introduced
in high school classrooms. It is available from Teachers College
Press, © 2000.