Friday, October 2, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:15 pm EDT/GMT-4, Olin Humanities Building

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops

[IWT Writer as Reader Workshops]
Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that inspire students to read more carefully, to grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. These workshops invite secondary and college teachers to consider “writing to read” as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies the meaning of texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is apparent in the text, what is inferred, and what questions the text poses.

1. Double Consciousness in Today’s America: Americanah as Social Science
2. Shakespeare on Stage and Page:
3. The Sonnet: Shakespeare, Contemporary Sonneteers, and the Development of Form
4. Memory, Inheritance, and the Social Construction of Self: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and “The Things They Carried” ​​​​​​​
5. COVID-19 and the U.S. Elections: Making Sense of an Epidemic via 2020 Communications
6. “I sell the shadow to support the substance”: Knowing and Learning in The Narrative of
Sojourner Truth
and The House of Mirth
7. The Scarlet Letter in the Age of “Me Too”​​​​​​​
8. Advocating Upheaval: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams ​​​​​​​
9. The Least Dangerous Branch: the Supreme Court, Voting Rights, and Gun Control​​​​​​​

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