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.

Connecting School and Home: Watch the Video

Watch the Video

Further Discussion

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

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

Video Segment.

Further Discussion

Dr. Paratore and some workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 47 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 9 1/2 minutes.

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

  • Second-grade teacher Cruz Sanabria and kindergarten teacher Kemp Harris discussed the purpose of Ms. Wilson's questions to each student. Were the questions intended to assess the students' home literacy practices or to assist the students in sharing their work?
  • First- and second-grade teacher Marcy Prager raised the issue of parents who themselves struggle when reading and writing in English. What activities and materials would you assign for home literacy practice that children could complete with minimum guidance from their parents?
  • Dr. Paratore referenced Luis Moll's work related to the rich resources of every family, which he terms, funds of knowledge. How can you learn about the experiences and background knowledge of your children's families?
Optional Viewing. Jeanne R. Paratore.

You may also want to watch the small-group discussions. Find this segment approximately 42 minutes and 15 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 5 1/2 minutes.


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