Friday, January 30, 2009

A New Horizon of Investigation, Scholarship, & Sophistication

“I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions.
I don’t see it as a handing down of answers.”
Alice Walker

“If reading is about mind JOURNEYS,
teaching reading is about outfitting the travelers, modeling how to use the map, demonstrating how to use the key and legend
until, ultimately, it’s the child and the map together and they are off on their own.”

“Mind Journeys,” Mosaic of Thought, Susan Zimmermann and Ellin Oliver Keene, p. 28” [Emphases mine]

Literature Circle Frames & Think Like a Disciplinarian Circles provide an intellectual, rigorous, and authentic pathway into and through literature. Each role utilized provides students interaction with stories in ways that will bring thoughtful and meaningful engagement as well as literary scholarship and sophistication. Every discussion or seminar provides students opportunities to collaborate and develop sophistication beyond a superficial, contrived response.

Enjoy your journey...more importantly, bring your experiences to the classroom!

[Chung's Lit Circles Google Webpage]

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