Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Becky Pursley's First-Grade Class

Making Connections


Students Making Choices

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.


Watch These Videos

View the other first-grade videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Promoting Readers As Leaders," "Connecting Skills to Text," and "Assessment-Driven Instruction." Compare how the different teachers in the videos use guided reading in their literacy curricula. In particular, note Ms. Pursley's choice to sometimes conduct guided reading with heterogeneous groups rather than with groups of similarly leveled readers.

For more information, see Promoting Readers As Leaders, Connecting Skills to Text, and Assessment-Driven Instruction.


Take It Back to the Classroom

Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Pursley's classroom that you would like to try in your own 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 experiences, focusing on the benefits for you and your students.

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