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.

Word Study and Fluency: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch the workshop participants discuss the classroom excerpts.

After viewing the classroom excerpts, the workshop participants discuss the lessons. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.


Jeanne Paratore.

Find this segment approximately 29 minutes and 40 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 11 1/2 minutes.

After watching the workshop participants' discussion, consider these questions:

  • Workshop participants' comments focused on the engagement and motivation of students in these lessons, as well as the multi-level nature of instruction. Do you agree? In which lessons did the students appear most engaged and motivated? Which lessons were multi-level, designed to meet the needs of all learners in the class?
  • In discussing the importance of explicit instruction, Dr. Paratore states, "In some of these clips you saw some very good examples of not just what to do, but the how and the why." Which lessons clearly demonstrated explicit instruction? How would you make the other lessons more explicit?

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