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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

Homework Assignment

Journal: Using your reader's biography pre-write from this workshop session, attempt to write a completed reader's biography, or select a few topics from your pre-write to write about in greater detail.

Reading: In preparation for Workshop 2, you may want to read the poem "Oranges" by Gary Soto, which can be found in the anthology Literature: An Introduction To Reading and Writing, 5th edition, Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs, ©1998, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-010076-5.

Additional online resources related to the author include:
  • The official Gary Soto web site.
  • Teacher resources about Gary Soto and his work, hosted by the Internet School Library Media Center.
You may also want to read Chapter 2, "Building Envisionments," as well as Chapter 4, "The Classroom as a Social Setting for Envisionment Building," and Chapter 5, "A Practical Pedagogy" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature. (Envisioning Literature by Dr. Judith Langer, from the Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.)

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