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.

Teaching Writing as a Process: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


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

Following the kindergarten classroom excerpts, the workshop participants discuss the lessons. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.


Jeanne R. Paratore.

Find this segment approximately 25 minutes and 15 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 10 1/2 minutes.

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

  • Several workshop participants commented on John Sinnett's modeling of the writing process. Some believed he could have made his writing more visible to the students, while others believed he was modeling the process, not the product. What do you think? How did you perceive his purpose for this lesson?
  • Participants discussed the various teaching strategies demonstrated for supporting students in their planning. What ways have you assisted children as they prepare to write? How do you decide how much support children will need?
  • What might you do differently after watching these classroom excerpts?

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