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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

6. Beginning the Year

Introduction »

Key Points »

Learning Objectives »

Background Reading »

Homework »

Classroom Connection »

Teacher Reflection

Ongoing Activity »

Additional Reading »


7. Many Students: Many Voices and Abilities

8. Reacting to Students' Work

9. The Professional Teacher

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Workshop 6. Beginning the Year

Tim O'Keefe reads to his class.Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner

Pretend you are one of your students at the beginning of the year. Write the story of the first day in your classroom. (You may wish to write this to reflect existing realities or idealize the story to match future intentions.) Put your writing aside for a day or so, and then return to it with a critical eye. Does the experience you portrayed match your intentions? If not, what might you change to bring intention and reality closer together?



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