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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Valerie Kostandos's First-Grade Class

Making Connections


Promoting Readers As Leaders

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 assessment with what you observed in Ms. Kostandos's classroom:

Noticing and Responding to Learners (PDF)
West, K. "Noticing and Responding to Learners: Literacy Evaluation and Instruction in the Primary Grades." The Reading Teacher 51, no. 7 (April 1998): 550-559.

Copyright © 1998 by the International Reading Association. All rights reserved.


Watch These Videos

View the other first-grade videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Students Making Choices," "Assessment-Driven Instruction," and "Connecting Skills to Text," to see a variety of approaches to guided reading.

View "Students Making Choices" and "Assessment-Driven Instruction" to compare the ways in which other first-grade teachers conduct shared reading. Make a list of steps and techniques for shared reading used in the different classrooms.

For more information, see Students Making Choices, Assessment-Driven Instruction and Connecting Skills to Text


Take It Back to Your Classroom

Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Kostandos's lesson that you would like to try in your 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 your students.

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