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Erien: Year 1 [electronic resource]

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Follows first year fifth grade teacher Erien as she strives to include and manage class discussions in science learning. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Voices in the Conversation [electronic resource]

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A visit to Katherine Bomer's fifth-grade class showcases techniques for involving all students in a classroom read-aloud and the ensuing discussion that follows. Ms. Bomer respectfully models, supports, and encourages conversations among students on the text "The Color of My Words" by Lynn Joseph.
Online
2003
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Starting Out [electronic resource]

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Visits Jonathan Holden's fourth-grade class as they begin an exploration of poetry. He carefully guides them as they create and explore individual and rich envisionments of the text through discussion and writing. The class explores poems from "Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash" by Donald H. Graves and "Hey You! C'Mere: A Poetry Slam" by Elizabeth Swados.
Online
2003
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Responding to Literature [electronic resource]

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Rich Thompson works with a small student group as they explore the text "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo. Mr. Thompson becomes an active participant in their discussion, modeling ways in which students can take more active roles in classroom discussion through preparation, turn-taking, receptiveness to alternate views, posing (and trying to answer) authentic questions, and a willingness to accept ambiguity.
Online
2003
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Building Community [electronic resource]

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A combined class of fourth and fifth graders works in small groups to explore historical fiction. Latosha Rowley models an engaged role for the teacher as she circulates among the groups, asking questions to help take their discussions to another level. Texts include "I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr." by Margaret Davidson, "Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story About Sojourner Truth" by Jeri Ferris, "Which Way Freedom" by Joyce Hansen, "A Family Apart" by Joan Lowery Nixon, and "Riding Freedom" by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Online
2003
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Book Buddies [electronic resource]

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Tim O'Keefe and his third graders meet with their Book Buddies, fifth graders in Julie Waugh's class. The two classes have chosen to talk together about Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco. Over two days, the Book Buddies read and discuss the assigned section of the book, then meet as a group to discuss their reading and their responses. Mr. O'Keefe and Ms. Waugh explain the process as it unfolds, and clearly demonstrate their roles in supporting the ongoing discussion.
Online
2003
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Finding Common Ground [electronic resource]

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Bileni Teklu works one-on-one with her fifth graders, encouraging them to interact with literature through careful conversation. She encourages her students to think about what they enjoyed about their reading experience, and ways in which what they read has some resonance in their own lives. Texts include "Martin Luther King" by Ed Clayton, "Out of the Dust" by Karen Hesse, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "The Green Mile" by Stephen King, and "The Last Battle" by C. S. Lewis.
Online
2003
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Discussion Strategies [electronic resource]

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Barry Hoonan and his fifth- and sixth-grade cluster explore ways in which individual readers can help themselves enter the story world of a text. The group explores two different methods which lead its members directly into "Stuck in Neutral" by Terry Trueman.
Online
2003
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Starting Classroom Conversations [electronic resource]

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Concentrates on the basics of good discussions: defining "good" questions, identifying those who should have an opportunity to ask questions, and explaining the goals for this technique. Shows how teachers can make everyone feel comfortable contributing to a literary discussion and strategies for involving reluctant participants.
Online
2003
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Classroom Dialogues [electronic resource]

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Examines the various roles the teacher plays in class discussions and explains how to maintain a careful balance among leading, being a part of, and observing discussions. Identifies topics that are better discussed with the whole class and topics that are better for small groups. Offers suggestions for folding traditional elements of the language arts curriculum, such as identifying literary elements, into the ongoing class discussion.
Online
2003
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Using Art and Other Disciplines to Enrich Classroom Conversations [electronic resource]

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Reveals how the arts and other disciplines can enhance individual literary experiences for each student. Uses classroom footage and group discussion to show how drama, drawing, and music add depth and dimension to literature, and offer students alternative ways of expressing their understandings of the text. Also discusses various ways to encourage students as writers.
Online
2003
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Many Students, Many Voices and Abilities [electronic resource]

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Suggests ways to celebrate each student's uniqueness and provide an atmosphere in the classroom in which each student plays a respected and respectful role in conversations surrounding literature. Explains how background, reading levels, language acquisition levels, and other personal characteristics allow for the formulation of multiple perspectives that add significantly to a group's interaction with literature.
Online
2003
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Introducing the Envisionment-Building Classroom [electronic resource]

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In Program 1, Dr. Langer describes the hallmarks of an envisionment-building classroom, a place where students, working at the highest levels of their ability, can experience literature and make meaning for themselves. Her comments are illustrated by classroom examples.
Online
2003
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Facilitating Discussion [electronic resource]

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In Program 4, students in Tanya Schnabl's Sixth Grade class in rural Sherburne, New York, become involved with "Among the Hidden", Margaret Peterson Haddix's futuristic text. As Schnabl encourages discussion of the text on many levels, the students move beyond their first impressions of the book to internalize lessons and make them their own.
Online
2003
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Seminar Discussion [electronic resource]

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In Program 5, Dorothy Franklin's diverse Seventh Grade classroom in the heart of Chicago focuses on Langston Hughes's short story, "Passing". Franklin encourages her students to take on the perspective of the characters in the text, with some surprising and satisfying results.
Online
2003
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Dramatic Tableaux [electronic resource]

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Program 6 visits the Seventh Grade Berlin, Maryland, classroom of Dr. Jan Currence where students and teacher delve into Christopher Paul Curtis', "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963". Currence first models and then engages students in tableau activities, in which students draw on their experiences to bring the text to life for others.
Online
2003
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Readers as Individuals [electronic resource]

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Program 7 visits Flora Tyler's Sixth Grade class in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to show how one teacher, using writing and reading workshop models, works with students who are each reading a different literary text.
Online
2003
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The Teacher's Role in a Literary Community [electronic resource]

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In Program 8, Barry Hoonan's Fifth and Sixth Grade class on Bainbridge Island in Washington are studying a variety of contemporary young adult fiction titles. As students meet in small groups to focus on each text, Hoonan demonstrates how teachers can tactfully and effectively guide these discussions.
Online
2003
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Whole Group Discussions [electronic resource]

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In Program 9, Linda Rief's Eighth Grade class in Durham, New Hampshire discusses Lois Lowry's "The Giver". Here, the students work as a group to examine the text and discern the ways its themes relate to their lives.
Online
2003
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Student Diversity [electronic resource]

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Celebrates the varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing classroom conversation. Dr. Langer offers her thoughts on involving students' diverse voices in a way that honors all of their contributions.
Online
2003