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Engaging With Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 3-5
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About This Workshop

Asking Questions: An Interactive Guide
1. Foundations

2. Looking at Literature

3. Starting Classroom Conversations

4. Classroom Dialogues

5. Using Art and Other Disciplines To Enrich Classroom Conversations

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives »

Background Reading »

Homework

Classroom Connection »

Teacher Reflection »

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »


6. Beginning the Year

7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

8. Reacting to Students' Work

9. The Professional Teacher

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Workshop 5. Using Art and Other Disciplines to Enrich Classroom Conversations

 For many students, using technology helps them develop their ideas and impressions about literature.
Homework


Journal:
Respond to the following in your journal:
Choose one of the response modes discussed in this video—drama, the visual arts, writing, and music—and identify several ways you might invite students to try it with  specific texts. How might you introduce it to the class?   What safeguards against classroom chaos might you wish to put into place?  
Reading:
In preparation for Workshop 6, read "A Practical Pedagogy" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press, 1995.

For additional resources, refer to the Additional Reading section of this workshop's materials.

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