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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Creating a Literate Community: Watch the Video

Watch the Video

Discussion

In this section, you will watch the workshop participants discuss the classroom excerpts.

Following the classroom excerpts, the workshop participants discuss the classroom environments. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.

Discussion

Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 19 minutes and 45 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 13 minutes.



After watching the workshop participants' discussion, consider these questions:

  • Workshop participants noted several factors common to all classrooms in the excerpts: centers or work stations to practice reading and writing; student engagement and independence when practicing reading and writing; and time on task. Did you agree with the workshop participants' responses to the classroom excerpts? What else would you add to the discussion?
  • Dr. Paratore said during this discussion, "Literacy is a social act." How was this evident in the classroom excerpts? How did the opportunities for children working together enhance their learning?

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