Here is where you’ll find all the latest videos from our contributors. These videos are all captured in classrooms with crews using multiple cameras during regularly scheduled reading and writing workshops.
Christy Rush-Levine circulates for quick conferences as students complete their literary analysis essays.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Erica about her reading response to 13th Reality. She helps Erica consider character motivation.
Christy Rush-Levine shares her system for streamlining passing papers and offering a place for private feedback.
Christy Rush-Levine pairs Brenna Thummler’s books Sheets and Delicates in a book talk for her sixth-grade class.
Christy Rush-Levine shares her simple system for organizing her massive classroom library.
Dana Murphy confers with fifth grader Rebecca about her writing draft, and they discuss the heart of her story.
Staci Revere helps her middle school multilanguage students learn to visualize by using a web search to discover images and understand the text in a deeper way.
This is the first guided reading group in September for Cheryl Miller. She concludes the lesson by having students share their understanding of the text and reviewing skills that were practiced. This is the final video in a three-part series.
This is the first guided reading group in September for Cheryl Miller. She continues the lesson by listening to the students whisper read and instructing them as needs arise. This is the second video in a three-part series.
Deb Gaby confers with Riley about The Lemonade War. They talk about the writing about reading that students are doing for this whole-class read.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Logan over his reading response to Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders and Noggin 13th Reality. She helps him think about the plausibility of the story and what constitutes a worthy problem in literature.
In this video, Austin reads his writing and shares his next steps by self-recording a video to upload to the Learning Management System.
In this Quick Take video, Ruth Ayres shares different ways writers can enter a writing project.
Hayley Whitaker leads a minilesson in kindergarten on story structure.
Instructional coach Staci Revere reminds us of the importance of modeling our own reading lives for students, especially the parts where we struggle as readers.
Ruth Ayres cautions us to not let our pet peeves get in the way when working with student writers.
Ruth Ayres explains the way image, text, and sound work together to create meaningful writing. She helps us consider where the writing carries the most meaning, as well as how these modes work together.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Carson about his connections to sports in his reading.
Gwen Blumberg teaches an asynchronous lesson for a spelling strategy.
Julianne Houser meets with a small group of fifth graders to help them build skills for tracking thinking.
Hayley Whitaker’s kindergartners spend their transition time learning sight words.
Andrea Smith talks with two boys about the book they are reading, Island. They discuss the way their partnership is going, even though the partners are reading at different paces.
Hayley Whitaker confers with a kindergartner and shows him the connections between talking, drawing, and text.
In this first-grade writing conference, Katrina Edwards helps Brooklyn order and stretch out her writing with a beginning, middle, and end. She uses long pages and scissors as tools.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Adriana over her response to Pretty Little Liars, considering differences between the television show and book.
Katherine Sokolowski helps fifth grader Sidney brainstorm ideas for a story. She uses her own experiences with writing to instruct.
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