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Engaging With Literature: A Video Library, Grades 3-5
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Engaging With Literature
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Video Titles:

1. Signposts

2. Voices in the Conversation

3. Starting Out

4. Responding
to Literature


5. Sharing the Text

6. Building Community

7. Book Buddies

8. Finding
Common Ground


9. Discussion
Strategies

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9. Discussion Strategies

Professional Reflection

Take a step back from your classroom and examine the video clip in relation to your own instructional practices. Use the questions below to spark discussion about instructional practices in department meetings, team meetings, or as a writing prompt in your own professional journal.

Consider:

  • What are the elements of good discussion about a text?
  • What do students need to know, and need to know how to do, in order to participate effectively in group discussions about a shared text?
  • What support can you offer to help students participate in, enjoy, and benefit from group discussions?





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