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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

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Responding as Readers


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 Chapter 1, "Literary Thoughts and Literate Mind," in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature. (Envisioning Literature, by Judith Langer, from the Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.) This chapter highlights three classrooms and how literature plays a significant role in fostering personal empowerment for students as they use their literacy skills to develop understandings of texts, themselves, and the world around them. Here, Langer also points out the role of literature in everyday life and the power of literature to embody the human experience.

You may also be interested in the panelists' reader biographies.

For other resources, look under Additional Reading.

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