Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Creating a Literate Community: Watch the Video

Watch the Video

More Classroom Excerpts

In this section, you will relate Dr. Paratore's lecture and your readings to teaching practices in classroom excerpts.

Now you will observe the literacy routines in three classrooms -- two kindergarten and one second-grade. As you watch, think about the similarities and differences among the three classrooms and how each teacher provides opportunities for meaningful reading and writing.

Video Segment.

Classroom Routines Excerpts

Dr. Paratore and some workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 32 minutes and 33 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 9 minutes.

After watching the classroom excerpts, consider these questions:

  • Which routines and tasks in these clasroom excerpts allowed children to engage in purposeful reading and writing?
  • How did the routines maximize students' time to read and write?
  • How did the classroom environment support effective use of the routines?
  • What might you take back to your classroom after watching these excerpts?
  • What can you learn about students' literacy development by observing their participation in classroom routines?
Optional Viewing. Workshop participants.

You may want to watch the small-group discussion. Find this segment approximately 41 minutes and 45 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 5 1/2 minutes.


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