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.
Gigi facilitates one of her lunchtime author fan clubs, where everyone gets organized and brainstorms what they might explore in the group during this first meeting.
Bitsy Parks uses read alouds from earlier in September to teach the key building block of comprehension — connections
Katrina Edwards helps a first grader use pictures to help her make sense of confusing text.
Katherine Sokolowski helps fifth grader Spencer brainstorm topics for his writing notebook.
Katherine Sokolowski leads a small group of fifth graders who have chosen similar topics for their projects in an environmental unit.
Bitsy Parks confers with first grader Leo early in the school year, reinforcing the basic principle of making connections to text while reading.
Bitsy Parks takes time to celebrate first grader Colson’s finished writing, even as she nudges him to try a technique shared in the day’s minilesson.
Katherine Sokolowski helps fifth grader Abby build her next-read stack of books.
Katrina Edwards has her students think of something brave they did for a writing share session.
In this week’s video, Gigi McAllister helps fourth grader Aidan revise his writing on the computer to flesh out character development.
Leslie Lloyd completes quick assessment conferences with her third graders after a lesson on “literal” and “nonliteral” language, based on standards from the Common Core.
Katrina Edwards helps first grader Lila stretch her writing about going to a park on a rainy day.
Katherine Sokolowski confers with Drew about writing at home, brainstorming possible topics. In the process she shows how much she knows about Drew's life outside of school.
Bitsy Parks teaches her first graders early in the year how to read like writers, highlighting examples from favorite mentor texts.
Katrina Edwards preps her students for lunchtime chats with classmates to foster more social and conversation skills.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson answers questions from a fourth-grade class that has just finished a read-aloud of her book Small as an Elephant.
Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost work with a group of reading specialists to plan a family literacy night. This video is cross-posted at Lead Literacy.
In this week’s video, Gigi McAllister models writing in front of her fourth-grade class. She takes advice from students as she develops the characters in her story.
Bitsy Parks shows how even the simplest picture book can lead to powerful conferring. In this example, a first-grade English language learner is reading a picture book that uses only two words in the text.
Gigi McAllister meets briefly with a group of fourth graders who are all exploring theme in picture books.
Gigi McAllister helps a group of fourth graders evaluate questions for fostering good group discussions.
Katrina Edwards has morning helpers who start each day with a greeting for every child in her first-grade classroom.
Katherine Sokolowski meets briefly with a group of fifth-grade girls to go through the notes they are taking for their environmental studies project and talk through next steps.
Katrina Edwards demonstrates a daily word work activity with her first-grade students, where they use oral and kinesthetic routines to master new words they should "know by heart."
Christy Rush-Levine has her middle school students complete a fun and sophisticated reading activity using Muse magazine to sort through what might be fact or fiction. The piece includes a video excerpt from the group discussion.
Christy Rush-Levine has her middle school students complete a fun and sophisticated reading activity using Muse magazine to sort through what might be fact or fiction. In this second installment of the video series, students discuss the articles they have read.
Katherine Sokolowski presents a minilesson on ferreting out facts while completing independent research projects.
Gigi McAllister gives a minilesson on engaging book talks to her fourth graders.
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