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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Student Case Study: Thalia

Summing Up


Thalia Learns the Details

Video Summary

The Student, the Teacher, and the Class

Analyzing the Video
  Before Viewing
  First Impressions
  Looking Closer
  Summing Up

Making Connections

Selected Resources

Reflecting on Your Viewing Experience

Review your notes on Thalia's progress throughout the year. Consider the following questions for discussion:

As you reflect on these questions, write down your responses or discuss them as a group.
  • In what ways does Thalia develop as a reader and a writer over the year? What would you tell Thalia's first-grade teacher about her abilities at the end of kindergarten?
  • What classroom practices and home experiences contributed to her progress in literacy? What goals does Mr. St. Clair set for Thalia during the year? How does he support Thalia in her reading and writing? How did his instruction influence her ability to focus on "the details"?
  • What other classroom practices would you plan for her? What questions do you still have about Thalia's knowledge and use of reading and writing?
  • How does the instruction Thalia receives in Spanish support her language and literacy development in English, and vice versa?
  • How has this video influenced your teaching practices? What segments affirmed what you already knew and had been doing? What will you do differently as a result of watching this video?

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