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.

Differentiating Instruction: Watch the Video

Watch the Video

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 a reading lesson using a flexible grouping model to differentiate instruction. First-grade teacher Valerie Kostandos teaches a grade-level story using whole-class and small-group instruction to meet the needs of all of her students.

Video Segment.

Flexible Grouping Classroom Excerpt

Jeanne R. Paratore.

Find this segment approximately 16 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 7 1/2 minutes.

After watching the classroom excerpt, consider these questions:

  • What grouping formats did Ms. Kostandos use in this lesson?
  • How did she enable all of her students to read the story?
  • How did she support students reading in a small group?
  • Some students who read the book on their own were reading another story before the teacher reconvened the whole class. What routines were in place that allowed students to read on their own?

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