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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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Key Points

Learning Objectives

Background Reading

Homework Assignment

Classroom Connection
Ongoing Activity

Additional Reading

Homework Assignment

Respond to the following in your workshop journal: Think about the physical arrangement of your classroom. Does it work to convey the values of an envisionment-building classroom? What might you add, eliminate, or rearrange to make it a more effective space for literature discussions?Think about your own experiences with students asking questions, exploring possibilities, taking multiple perspectives, and having substantive discussions about literature. How do your experiences compare with what you saw on the video?

For additional resources, refer to Workshop 2's Additional Reading section.

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