Saturday, August 29, 2009

An Open Approach to Teaching Literature: Reading Workshop

No longer a literary rite of passage?

Link to August 29 New York Times article, "The Future of Reading: Students Get New Assignment: Pick Books You Like"..

The approach Ms. McNeill uses, in which students choose their own books, discuss them individually with their teacher and one another, and keep detailed journals about their reading, is part of a movement to revolutionize the way literature is taught in America’s schools. While there is no clear consensus among English teachers, variations on the approach, known as reading workshop, are catching on.

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