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ELD14471: Six Research-Based Literacy Approaches for the Elementary Classroom
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Credit Hours: 2

This course provides participants with six research-based components of a balanced literacy program that any elementary teacher can use to build literacy skills and increase content knowledge. Participants will learn to integrate the six research-based components into their literacy instruction. Specifically, participants will learn how to demonstrate skills students can imitate by reading aloud to them; use shared reading to teach and model strategic reading; and use guided reading to individualize and differentiate instruction, build fluency, and reinforce strategic reading in a wide range of text difficulties.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

ELD14564: Literacy Strategies for Learning
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course will help participants understand why its important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them and provide teaching strategies in the content areas. Participants will consider the rationale for building literacy skills and learn several strategies relevant to different content areas.

ELE14001: Conversations in Literature: Responding as Readers
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Credit Hours: 2

In this workshop, you will meet the readers in this workshop series - including Dr. Langer - through their varied literary backgrounds. Dr. Langer also introduces the major concepts of her work in understanding the processes through which effective readers interact with literary texts.

ELE14002: Conversations in Literature: Envisioning
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Credit Hours: 3

Dr. Judith Langer presents a clear explanation of the four vantage points that effective readers take as they work to build their own envisionments and the research process through which she identified them. Stances, or vantage points, include being outside and stepping into an envisionment, being and moving through an envisionment, stepping out and rethinking what one knows, and stepping out and objectifying the experience. 

Dr. Langer explains how each stance contributes to a constantly-evolving understanding of the text that is the hallmark of a successful reading experience. The community of readers demonstrates these stances as they discuss Gary Soto's poem Oranges.

ELE14003: Conversations in Literature: Stepping In
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Credit Hours: 2

In this workshop program, you will join readers who are outside of the text and stepping into it. While looking at James Dickey's The Lifeguard and Frank O'Connor's First Confession, the group talks about the impressions, intuitions, and hunches that help them gather information as they first start to read. They also talk through sticking points when the information they encounter in the text breaks apart their envisionments, and demonstrate how they work to rebuild them, sometimes with the help of other readers.

ELE14004: Conversations in Literature: Moving Through
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Credit Hours: 3

When readers are in and moving through a text, they interact very closely with the text, actually living within the world of its words. During this workshop, you will watch as readers weave a rich envisionment within the text, calling on all they have known or experienced before. The group works with two texts, Cathy Song's poem Lost Sister and Stephen Dixon's short story All Gone, building on their initial impressions to examine motives, feelings, causes, interrelationships, and interactions as they create a more complete envisionment of these texts.

Dr. Langer's comments during this workshop point to the diverse paths readers follow when they stand in this relationship to a text, and explain why their actions are an important part of the effective reader's arsenal.

ELE14005: Conversations in Literature: Rethinking
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Credit Hours: 2

The community of readers demonstrates another important vantage point that competent readers adopt: stepping outside the text and using what they find there to rethink their lives. You will observe them as they discuss Shakespeare's Hamlet, looking at the various parts of the text that talk about familial relationships, and learn about the places in their lives where these themes resonate and the ways it has made them rethink what they have known, said, or did.

Dr. Langer stresses that, while not all texts speak explicitly to readers in this way, seeking to find the places where their life intersects with the lessons of literature is important for all readers.

ELE14006: Conversations in Literature: Objectifying the Text
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Credit Hours: 2

This workshop showcases the reader as critic. Here, you will become part of the discussions that evolve as the readers look at Alice Walker's Revolutionary Petunias and Langston Hughes' Theme for English B. The readers examine the author's craft, the structure of the text and its various literary elements, and choice of language in order to evaluate both works as pieces of literature. They also objectify and analyze their personal journeys through the texts. Dr. Langer encourages teachers of readers by pointing out how the techniques readers used here can be explored in their classrooms.

ELE14007: Conversations in Literature: The Stances in Action
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Credit Hours: 3

In order to show how readers move into and out of each of the stances as they build their envisionments, this workshop focuses on two extended discussions among the groups of readers. Individually and collectively, they enter and become immersed in their reading, step back and reflect on its lessons, and look at the piece as literary critics would. This workshop session can serve as your virtual workbook, helping you hone your understandings of the stances and how they contribute to rich and vital envisionments.

ELE14008: Conversations in Literature: Returning to the Classroom
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Credit Hours: 3

In the concluding workshop session, you will observe the readers in this community talk about the ways in which Dr. Langer's work - and their own expertise as readers - can truly affect the language arts classroom. In addition to sharing in their stories of successes, you will also eavesdrop on classrooms throughout the country to see how teachers are encouraging their students to become rich envisionment builders.

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