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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Hildi Perez's First-Grade Class

Making Connections


Assessment-Driven Instruction

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

Think about the ideas in the following article, especially in relation to Ms. Perez's instruction and your own:

Building an Early Reading Process: Part 1 | 2 | 3 (PDFs)
Askew, B. J., and I. C. Fountas. "Building an Early Reading Process: Active from the Start." The Reading Teacher 52, no. 2 (October 1998): 126-134.

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


Watch These Videos

View the other first-grade videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Connecting Skills to Text," "Students Making Choices," and "Promoting Readers As Leaders," to compare the ways in which other first-grade teachers conduct shared and guided reading. View "Staying on Topic" to compare the different ways in which a second-grade teacher conducts guided reading.

For more information, see Connecting Skills to Text, Promoting Readers As Leaders, Students Making Choices, and Staying on Topic


Take It Back to the Classroom

Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Perez's lesson that you would like to try in your classroom. List any supports or resources 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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