Helping students better understand texts by encouraging them to consider their personal experience before they read.

by Joshua Parker

Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, I take workshop participants through a lesson designed to explore how students can have personal and meaningful literacy experiences by connecting text and stories to their lives.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I introduce how to create meaningful literacy experiences for students by using responsive teaching.

Part Two: Exploring Text

In part two of the workshop, I ask participants to explore how text influences audiences and what it helps them be able to do.

Part Three: Deconstructing the Lesson

In part three of the workshop, I engage participants in a roundtable discussion about how I uses responsive teaching to elicit thoughtful moments of sharing.