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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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Support Materials

The complete guide to the library series activities is available here for download in PDF. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these files. You can download it for free from Adobe.

Workshop 1. Introducing Our Literary Community

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 1: Introducing our Literary Community
  • Activity Sheet: Student Survey
  • Activity Sheet: Coat of Arms

Workshop 2. Encouraging Discussion

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 2
  • Teacher Resource: Sample Quick Write Response "Let America Be America Again"
  • Teacher Resource: Insert Method Bookmarks

Workshop 3. Going Further in Discussion

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 3
  • Student Activity Sheet: Book Buddies: Letter Writing Topic Suggestions

Workshop 4. Diversity in Texts

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 4
  • Teacher Resource: Evaluate the Literature in Your Classroom

Workshop 5. Student Diversity

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 5
  • Teacher Resource: Bringing Diversity to the Foreground

Workshop 6. Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 6
  • Teacher Resource: Sketch to Stretch
  • Teacher Resource: Reader's Theater
  • Teacher Resource: Save the Last Word for the Artist

Workshop 7. Assessment

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 7
  • Student Activity Sheet: Be As Smart as an OWL
  • Student Activity Sheet: OWL Log
  • Student Activity Sheet: Book Group Presentation

Workshop 8. Planning and Professional Development

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 8
  • Teacher Resource: Four Principals of Envisionment-Building Classrooms

Workshop 9. Starting in September

  • Workshop Guide: Workshop 9
  • Student Activity: Say Howdy
  • Teacher Resource: First Line Text Teasers
  • Teacher Resource: Where Are They Coming From
  • Teacher Resource: Be As Smart As an Owl (in Workshop 7: Assessment)
  • Teacher Resource: OWL LOG (in Workshop 7: Assessment)


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