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

Further Discussion

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

Following the homogeneous grouping models, the workshop participants discuss the lessons. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.

Further Discussion

Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 44 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 11 1/2 minutes.

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

  • Several workshop participants commented on the fact that Shari Frost did not listen to every child read during the guided reading lesson. Instead, she focused on one or two children. Why do you think Ms. Frost was confident that she did not need to listen to every child read during the lesson? What do you think about this practice?
  • The students in Ms. Frost's class were a mixed-grade group. But in their discussion, workshop participants thought it was mixed-ability. How did Ms. Frost's instruction address a mixed-grade group?
  • In response to the participants' discussion, Dr. Paratore concluded:

    "Our responsibility is to advance the literacy of every child, even if that child comes to us already capable. Our responsibility is to stretch every child with whom we work."

    How do you advance the literacy development of your students with your instruction, grouping, and literacy routines?

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