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.
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.
Melissa Atwood leads a first-grade guided reading group. This is the second video in a two-part series.
Melanie Meehan uses A Day’s Work as a mentor text to help fifth grader Emily develop setting in her writing.
Melissa Atwood leads a first-grade guided reading group. The focus at the start of the lesson is on blends in words. This is the first video in a two-part series.
Bitsy Parks helps first grader Sophia tackle the tough job of making meaning and decoding words early in the year with lots of encouragement and good humor.
Jen Court completes an interactive read aloud in a second-grade classroom.
This is the first guided reading group in September for Cheryl Miller. She begins the lesson by previewing the book and reminding students of the skills they are working on. This is the first video in a three-part series.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Brendan about his literary analysis and how to match evidence and claims. She has him talk through his understanding of the text, using the oral rehearsal to plan his writing.
Bitsy Parks helps first grader Zac work on his decoding skills by using a fun picture book.
Katherine Sokolowski confers with fifth grader Tucker about his Harry Potter book. This brief conference includes connections to the movies, recommendations for a classmate, and suggestions for using an audiobook on a trip so that the whole family can enjoy it.
Lora Bieghler facilitates a Socratic-style discussion among third graders.
Gigi McAllister leads a group of fourth graders in discussing characters and their quests or goals in the story.
Gigi McAllister has two reading partners in her fourth-grade classroom do a quick practice of retelling their stories.
Stella Villalba confers with Esmeralda about her information writing on blue jays.
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