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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Charmon Evans's First-Grade Class

Making Connections


Connecting Skills to Text

Video Summary

The Teacher and the Class

Analyzing the Video

Making Connections

Selected Resources

Here are some opportunities to apply and extend what you've seen.


Read This Article

Compare this article on teaching phonics with what you observed in Ms. Evans's classroom:

Saying the 'P' Word: Part 1 | 2 | 3 (PDFs)
Stahl, S. A. "Saying the 'P' Word: Nine Generalizations for Exemplary Phonics Instruction." The Reading Teacher, 45, no. 8 (1992): 618-625.

Copyright © 1992 by the International Reading Association. All rights reserved.


Watch These Videos

View the other first-grade videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Promoting Readers As Leaders" and "Assessment-Driven Instruction," to see how other first-grade teachers incorporate phonics into their teaching routines. Which of these strategies are evident in your classroom? Which might you try using with your own students?

For more information, see Promoting Readers As Leaders and Assessment-Driven Instruction


Take It Back to the Classroom

Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Evans's lesson that you would like to try in your classroom. In particular, what dramatic or playful teaching ideas used by Ms. Evans could you incorporate into your own classroom? List supports or resources that you would need to implement it. Use the Classroom Strategy Planner (PDF). If you are participating in a study group, share what happened when you tried out the new strategy. Or keep a reflective journal of your experience, focusing on the benefits for you and for your students.

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