On your first viewing, review the Observational Checklist (PDF) to note how Hildi Perez implements some of the Literacy Teaching Practices. In particular, note how she links ongoing assessment to instruction.
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Review What You Saw
After watching the video, review the Observational Checklist and reflect on what you saw. How do the practices you just watched compare to your own? Think about your classroom and the needs of your students. How are they different from or similar to what you saw in the video?
Relate the Key Questions to Hildi Perez's Classroom
What forms of assessment are apparent in this classroom, and how does assessment guide instruction?
Consider Ms. Perez's comment: "Informal assessment is part of my everyday teaching. I'm always watching kids during the different activities and seeing how they're going about them ... what strategies they are using." What types of formal and informal assessment does Ms. Perez use in her classroom? How does Ms. Perez use questions and close observation in her informal assessment?