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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Sheila Owen's Kindergarten Class

Making Connections


Becoming Readers and Writers

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

Read this article on interactive writing and compare what you read with what you observed in Ms. Owen's classroom.

Interactive Writing (PDF)
Button, K., M.J. Johnson, and P. Furgerson. "Interactive Writing in a Primary Classroom." The Reading Teacher 49, no. 6 (1996): 446-454.

Copyright ©1996 by the International Reading Association. All rights reserved.


Watch These Videos

View the other kindergarten videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Building Oral Language" and "Writer's Journal" and compare their approaches to shared and guided reading in kindergarten with Sheila Owen's.

For more information, see Building Oral Language and Writer's Journal


Take It Back to the Classroom

Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Owen'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 for your students.

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