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Making Meaning in Literature Grades 6-8
Conversations in Literature — Workshop

About Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8

Individual Workshop Descriptions

1. Introducing our Literary Community
2. Encouraging Discussion
3. Going Further in Discussion
4. Diversity in Texts
5. Student Diversity
6. Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines
7. Assessment
8. Planning and Professional Development
9. Starting in September...




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Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8

Executive Producer
Carol Jackson

Content Development
Ann Chatterton Klimas

Senior Producer
Marilyn M. Phillips

Producer/Writer
See Spots Run
Chris Nusbaum
Marilyn Phillips interviewing Barry Hoonan

Writers
Carol Dana
Lee Cohen Hare
Diane Harrison
Ann Chatterton Klimas
Christine Nusbaum

Editor
Velocity Pictures
Michael Fevang

Director
Joshua Seftel Film and Video Production
Joshua Seftel

Associate Producers
William Beustring
Tiffany Judkins

Assistant Producer
Ben Graff

Intern
Katie Klimas

Additional Editing
Daryl Martin

Narration
Elisabeth Noone

Program Participants
Joe Bernhart
Houston, Texas

Jan Currence, Ph.D.
Berlin, Maryland

Dorothy Franklin
Chicago, Illinois

video crew working in SeattleAna Hernandez
Miami, Florida

Barry Hoonan
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Linda Rief
Durham, New Hampshire

Tanya Schnabl
Sherburne, New York

Flora Tyler
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Original Music
AudioDrome
Eric Goldberg

Opening Titles
Vizual Solutions

Teacher Conversation Production
TV Crews - USA
Bob Peterson, Dir. Of Photography/Camera
Jim Peterson, Sound Technician
Greg Larsen, Camera
Rob Peterson, Camera/Sound
Mike Godin, Grip

videotaping a student performance in New MexicoField Videographers
For Maryland Public Television
Frank Leung
Tim Pugh
Marlene Rodman
Michael Goldsmith

Field Production Crews
Julye Newlin Productions, Inc.
Julye Newlin, Videographer
Jaroslav Vodehnal, Videographer
Linden Hudson, Audio
Linda Brown, Grip
Seattle Video Bureau
David Oglevie, Videographer
Zack Ragsdale, Videographer
Debbie Brown, Videographer
Mark Hollensteiner, Audio
Eric Reeves, Audio/Grip

Field Sound
Nebula Television Productions
Steve Giordani
Phil Vaughn
Open Studios
Peter Bombar
Orbis Broadcast Group
Michael Swanson
Erin Salomone
Paradigm Sound
Jonathan Cohen
Word of Mouth Productions
Orazio Stagnardi
Paris Rich

Post Production Sound
John Davidson
David Wainwright

Closed Captioning
Judi Mann
Robin Gautney

Makeup
Bellanova Skin Care Salon
Debbie Green

Location
Gramercy Mansion
Baltimore, MD

a camerawoman in DallasNational Advisory Panel
Judith A. Langer, Ph.D
Dale Allender
Arthur Applebee, Ph.D
Ana Hernandez
Frank Horstman, Ph.D
Mara Johnson
Elizabeth Penfield
Linda Rief

Online/Print Supporting Materials
Online Design
Bean Creative
Technical Support
David J. Tauriello, Online Producer, MPT
Chris Klimas, Associate Online Producer, MPT
Content Development
Ann Chatterton Klimas
Sarah Blattner
Writers
Kathleen Dudden Rowlands
Sarah Blattner
Content Review
Ben Graff

For Maryland Public Television
Vice President of Education
Christie Timms
Director of Business Affairs
Joan Foley

For Annenberg Media
Project Officer
Deborah Batiste
Content Advisors
Elizabeth Close
Arthur Applebee, Ph.D.
Chief Content Advisor

Judith A. Langer, Ph.D

Executive in Charge of Production
Gail Porter Long

© Annenberg Media 2002

Permissions
A Response-Based Approach to Reading Literature by Judith
Langer, from Language Arts, copyright 1994 by the National
Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom
Conversation and Effective Literature Instruction Develops
Thinking Skill, by Judith A. Langer and Elizabeth Close,
are supplied here as PDFs with the permission of The
National Center on English Learning and Achievement,
University at Albany, State University of New York.

Photographs
Langer and Applebee: Elena Siebert

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