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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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Student Diversity


Introduction

Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection
Ongoing Activity

Additional Reading


Homework Assignment

Journal:
Respond to the following in your workshop journal:

What are the multiple perspectives present in your classroom? What are some ways you can take advantage of those perspectives to enrich the thinking and learning of each of your students?

What aspects of student diversity make you least comfortable as a teacher? What would help you feel more secure in your abilities to work effectively with such students?

Reading:
In preparation for Workshop 6, read "Literature Across the Curriculum" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press. Copyright 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.

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

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