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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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Responding as Readers


Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection

Ongoing Activity
Additional Reading


For many years, Dr. Judith Langer has been studying how readers interact with texts and what the implications for teaching are, so that we can help students become more fully literate. Through the eyes of English and language arts educators, teacher educators, researchers, and writers, viewers have the unique opportunity to step back from their professional lives and reflect about their relationships with literature: why they love to read, what their reading habits are, what they enjoy about reading, and how stories are woven into the tapestry of their lives.

In this first program, the audience gets acquainted with key panelists who will appear throughout the workshop series. These individuals share their joy of literature by discussing its value, the power of story, and how literature permeates their lives and brings meaning to their world.

For a complete guide to the workshop session activities, download and print our support materials.


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