Envisioning literature

| February 7, 2011

Title: Envisioning literature : literary understanding and literature instruction

Author: Judith A. Langer

Publisher: New York: Teachers College Press, c2011

Call no.: LB1575.5.U5 L36 2011

From the Publisher: This updated text argues that literature fosters ways of thinking that go far beyond understanding the conventions of genre and text. It involves literate thinking that takes students beyond improved performance on high-stakes tests and prepares them for their future in the 21st century. This revision of Judith Langer’s classic bestseller builds on more than 15 years of research and development projects in elementary, middle, and high schools, in inner-city as well as suburban and rural communities. Filled with classroom examples from across the grades and the voices of students and teachers, this book continues to be a practical and influential resource for the English Language Arts classroom.

About the author: Judith A. Langer is an internationally known scholar in literacy learning and Distinguished Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools.