response to juggling class time
This entry is in response to the struggle to get students to read a novel/story a second time for deeper meaning.
I've started to more purposefully schedule assignments so that when we're working on revising a writing assignment in class, for example, I'm assigning a first reading of a novel (with some prereading acivities, of course!!). That way, I can expect a text has been read for the first time before we do in-depth work on it in class. Also, I may have already decided which parts of the text I want students to re-read and focus on those sections with class activities.
This doesn't always work, but it's a move in the right direction, I think.