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

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 differentiated instruction in which children are grouped by similar needs (homogeneous grouping). You will watch two guided reading lessons, one in first grade and one in a combined first and second grade. Then you will observe two independent first-grade readers as they research spiders with more challenging texts.

Video Segment.

Homogeneous Grouping Classroom Excerpts

Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 36 minutes and 10 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 9 minutes.

After viewing the classroom excerpts, consider these questions:

  • Hildi Perez stated that her goals for the guided reading group were to develop fluency, sight vocabulary, comprehension, and making connections. What instructional practices in her guided reading group reflected these goals?
  • How did Ms. Perez and Shari Frost support their students in the guided reading groups?
  • Did their students' reading reflect appropriate group placement and choice of texts?
  • How did Ms. Perez's instruction for these two students differ from her instruction with the grade-level guided reading group?

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