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Single-Strategy Instruction: Asking “Wh-” Questions

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Watch a second-grade teacher use a single-strategy approach to teach questioning. She begins with modeling then extends instruction to small group guided reading activities and independent center...

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Question Sea: On- and Under-the-Surface Questions

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Watch how a third-grade teacher uses modeling and guided practice to teach questioning. Listen as she describes how she supports students in learning to use the strategies on their own. View the...

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The Persistent Principal

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Watch a principal and district elementary supervisor discuss the critical role of building-level instructional leadership. The principal describes how staff development, data meetings, and...

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Targeting Reading Strategies: Summarizing

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View a presentation of a second-grade teacher using a gradual release of responsibility to teach summarizing. She uses story maps, guided practice, and literacy center games to support students in...

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Teaching Early Readers Questioning Strategies

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Watch how a first-grade teacher uses interactive puppets and cooperative learning strategies like think-pair-share to teach her students about questioning. Related Files: Garfield Elementary...

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Using Thinkalouds With Fiction and Nonfiction Text

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Kim Callison, who served on the IES Panel that developed the Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide, demonstrates how to use a thinkaloud to promote...

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Reciprocal Teaching: Helping Students Take Charge

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Watch a teacher lead a "Reciprocal Teaching" group lesson. Using this multi-strategy approach, students learn to lead discussions about text. In this video clip students are beginning to learn to...

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Purposeful Text Selection to Supplement Core Materials

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Listen to a literacy coach discuss text selection and watch her help a kindergarten teacher choose nonfiction texts to incorporate into core instruction. The coach emphasizes selecting texts that...

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Supporting Teachers’ Text Selection

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A principal, literacy coach, and kindergarten teacher discuss ways in which the coach trains and supports teachers’ reading instruction and text selection. The coach assists with lesson planning,...

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Unpacking Standards in Grade-Level Teams

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Hear a principal and literacy specialist describe the use of professional learning communities to unpack standards and guide instruction. The principal addresses standards-based instruction, and...

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Third-Grade Articulation Meeting: Needs-Based Text Selection

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Watch a team of third-grade teachers review assessment data and hear how they adjust their reading comprehension instruction based on the needs of their students. Listen to a literacy coach...

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Helping Students Connect to Text

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Listen to an instructional coach describe how she builds partnerships and supports teachers’ instruction in a diverse cultural setting. She discusses teacher modeling, the importance of developing...

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