Agenda for Monday, Nov. 8
• Mini-Lesson
• Flashback to Vocabulary Week
• Syllable Squat
• Word Storm; Give One, Get One
• ...
Responding to Literature
• Finding the Poem Activity
• “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
• “The Secret” by Denise ...
Most Important Word
• Stop at the end of each section
• Identify the single most important word in your
opinion
• Share an...
Finding the Poem Activity
• Move around the classroom, introducing
yourselves to one another and comparing
stanzas until y...
Finding the Poem Activity, cont.
• When you feel you have a complete poem, sit
together in your group and put your stanzas...
Which title suits your poem?
• “Travel”
• “Mother of the
Groom”
• “Transit”
• “The Talker”
• “Those Winter
Sundays”
• “Hap...
Who wrote your poem?
•“Travel” by Edna St.
Vincent Millay
•“Mother of the Groom”
by Seamus Heaney
•“Transit” by Richard
Wi...
Strong readers can . . .
• envision—they can build the world of a story in their
minds
• read between the lines—they can c...
Comprehension
The complex cognitive process involving the
intentional interaction between reader and text
to convey meani...
Interpretation
The discovery and determination of meaning
in a literary work
~Jonnie Patricia Mobley, NTC’s Dictionary of...
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Responding to Literature

  1. 1. Agenda for Monday, Nov. 8 • Mini-Lesson • Flashback to Vocabulary Week • Syllable Squat • Word Storm; Give One, Get One • Read “Plugging into Memory” oMost Important Word • Word Storm again
  2. 2. Responding to Literature • Finding the Poem Activity • “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins • “The Secret” by Denise Levertov o Dialogue with a Poem • Envisionment Building
  3. 3. Most Important Word • Stop at the end of each section • Identify the single most important word in your opinion • Share and explain your answer to your partners • Read the next section and repeat the process
  4. 4. Finding the Poem Activity • Move around the classroom, introducing yourselves to one another and comparing stanzas until you find another that seems to fit with yours. • When two people have found a match, continue to roam as a pair until you find the rest of your poem.
  5. 5. Finding the Poem Activity, cont. • When you feel you have a complete poem, sit together in your group and put your stanzas in what seems to be the right order. • Decide on a title you think would be appropriate for your poem, and be ready to share your thinking with the rest of us. ~Robert Probst, “Tom Sawyer, Teaching, and Talking,” Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, p. 48
  6. 6. Which title suits your poem? • “Travel” • “Mother of the Groom” • “Transit” • “The Talker” • “Those Winter Sundays” • “Happiness” • “The Panther” • “Wall” • “The Hands” • “The Ideal”
  7. 7. Who wrote your poem? •“Travel” by Edna St. Vincent Millay •“Mother of the Groom” by Seamus Heaney •“Transit” by Richard Wilbur •“The Talker” by Mona Van Duyn •“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden •“Happiness” by Stephen Dunn •“The Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke •“Wall” by Gabriela Mistral •“The Hands” by Linda Hogan •“The Ideal” by James Fenton
  8. 8. Strong readers can . . . • envision—they can build the world of a story in their minds • read between the lines—they can construct not only what literally happens on the page but also see the deeper meaning behind the words • let the story lead them to develop big ideas about the world of the story and, by extension, their own worlds ~Donna Santman, Shades of Meaning, p. 25
  9. 9. Comprehension The complex cognitive process involving the intentional interaction between reader and text to convey meaning ~Big Ideas in Beginning Reading, University of Oregon CTL The complex process of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning from and with text ~Sweet & Snow, Rethinking Reading Comprehension, 2003
  10. 10. Interpretation The discovery and determination of meaning in a literary work ~Jonnie Patricia Mobley, NTC’s Dictionary of Theatre and Drama Terms
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