Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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

About This Video Library

Lesson Builder

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Video Titles:

1. Signposts

2. Voices in the Conversation

3. Starting Out

4. Responding
to Literature

5. Sharing
the Text

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6. Building Community

7. Book Buddies

8. Finding
Common Ground

9. Discussion
Site Map

5. Sharing the Text

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 prompt in your own professional journal.


  • How might your students (and their parents) respond to book clubs such as the ones portrayed in this video?
  • What kinds of support would your students need to become successful participants in a book club?
  • What literature selections might be particularly appealing to your students in book club discussions?
  • How could a book club be used to improve your own students' reading comprehension strategies? Their enjoyment of literature?


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