Agenda for Monday, Aug. 30 <ul><li>Introductions and Ice Breakers (My life in numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Boxes:  Wha...
My life in numbers <ul><li>Academic # </li></ul><ul><li>Personal # </li></ul><ul><li>Wacky # </li></ul>
What kinds of things do we read? <ul><li>Guidelines for Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Produce as many ideas as possible ...
What does it mean to “read” a “text”? <ul><li>Excerpt from </li></ul><ul><li>A History of Reading  by Alberto Manguel </li...
<ul><li>The readers of books . . . extend or concentrate a function common to us all.  Reading letters on a page is only o...
<ul><li>the organ-player reading various simultaneous strands of music orchestrated on the page; the parent reading the ba...
“ First Reader ” by Billy Collins
 
 
 
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Intro to the Course

  1. 1. Agenda for Monday, Aug. 30 <ul><li>Introductions and Ice Breakers (My life in numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Boxes: What kinds of things do we read? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to “read” a “text”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>excerpt from A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ First Reader” by Billy Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Course Syllabus and Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Word Sorts and Possible Sentences: IRA/NCTE Standards </li></ul>
  2. 2. My life in numbers <ul><li>Academic # </li></ul><ul><li>Personal # </li></ul><ul><li>Wacky # </li></ul>
  3. 3. What kinds of things do we read? <ul><li>Guidelines for Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Produce as many ideas as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Write your ideas down as soon as you think of them </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t judge, censor, or criticize ideas during brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Combine ideas to form new ones </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t stop too soon—allow wait time </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it mean to “read” a “text”? <ul><li>Excerpt from </li></ul><ul><li>A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The readers of books . . . extend or concentrate a function common to us all. Reading letters on a page is only one of its many guises. The astronomer reading a map of stars that no longer exist; the Japanese architect reading the land on which a house is to be built so as to guard it from evil forces; the zoologist reading the spoor of animals in the forest; the card-player reading her partner’s gestures before playing the winning card; the dancer reading the choreographer’s notations, and the public reading the dancer’s movements on the stage; the weaver reading the intricate designs of a carpet being woven; </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>the organ-player reading various simultaneous strands of music orchestrated on the page; the parent reading the baby’s face for signs of joy or fright, or wonder; the Chinese fortune-teller reading the ancient marks on the shell of a tortoise; the lover blindly reading the loved one’s body at night, under the sheets; the psychiatrist helping patients read their own bewildering dreams; the Hawaiian fisherman reading the ocean currents by plunging a hand into the water; the farmer reading the weather in the sky—all these share with book-readers the craft of deciphering and translating signs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ First Reader ” by Billy Collins

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