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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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Objectifying the Text


Introduction

Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Extension:
Classroom Connection


Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading


Additional Reading

"Literary 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 understandings.

"How 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.

Recollections 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.

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