Sean Moore

Sean Moore is a literacy coach in North Thurston, Washington. He previously worked as a second grade teacher.

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30-Second Pair Share

Sean Moore leads his second graders in a quick pair-share to help everyone reflect on what they learned during independent reading.

Pausing for Reflection in Second Grade

Sean Moore helps his second graders remember the classroom routines and protocols for sharing reading reflections through a circle group.

Writer’s Notebook Minilesson

Sean Moore shows his second graders how he develops topics in his writer’s notebook in this demonstration lesson.

Quick Writing Conferences in Second Grade

In these brief writing conferences with second graders, Sean Moore reinforces an earlier minilesson on using descriptive language.

Second-Grade Nonfiction Writing Share

Sean Moore leads his second graders in a whole-class discussion of nonfiction writing, including a partner share.

Quick Transitions in Second Grade

Sean Moore demonstrates two different quick kinesthetic movements to help his second-grade students focus and transition between whole-class instruction segments.

Second-Grade Reading Share

Sean Moore leads a second-grade whole-class reading share early in the year. This quick video shows that this instruction time is as much about establishing social norms as talking about reading.

Sticky Notes Small Group

Sean Moore meets with a group of second graders to remind them how to use sticky notes strategically while they are reading.

Mental Images: Connecting Reading and Sketching

Sean Moore confers with second grader Teague, masterfully demonstrating how to move between instruction and celebration when conferring with a child who struggles with reading.

Conferring About Word Learning

Sean Moore teaches second grader Mikhail some strategies for learning words in a conference.

Finding Topics in Writer’s Notebooks Minilesson

Sean Moore shares the importance of using a writer’s notebook to discover topics in this minilesson with his second-grade students from early in the year.

Building from Strengths: Conferring with Mia

Sean Moore confers with second grader Mia, gently encouraging her to work from her strengths by writing about what she knows well.

Teacher and Coach Common Quiet Signals

Coach Heather Rader and Teacher Sean Moore use the same quiet signals to ensure continuity in Sean's second-grade classroom when they share instruction.

Poetry and Fluency Minilesson in Second Grade

Sean Moore uses the poem “The Busy Ant” for partner work and discussion of fluency and vocabulary with his second graders.

Backing Up and the Bossy E

In this conference with second grader TJ from Sean Moore’s classroom, the strategies of backing up and rereading as well as attending to the “bossy e” are discussed.

Second Grade Whole-Class Share: Adding Details and Descriptive Language Part 4

In this final video from a four-part series, Sean Moore asks students to share their writing with peers and the whole class.

Second Grader Student Mentor Text: Adding Details and Descriptive Language Part 3

In this third video from a four-part series, Sean Moore has a student share his writing as a mentor text for the class.

Second Grader Conferring: Adding Details and Descriptive Language Part 2

In this second video from a four-part series, Sean Moore confers with a student about adding details to his writing.

Second-Grade Writing: Adding Details and Descriptive Language

In this first video from a four-part series, Sean Moore leads a writing workshop focused on adding more details and descriptive language to writing. He begins with the classic Charlotte’s Web as his mentor text.

Mixing Information and Narratives

In this conference from a second-grade classroom, Sean Moore helps Mia flesh out her writing on friendship with examples.

Enlisting a Student as Coteacher

In this second video in a two-part series, Sean Moore invites second grader Isaiah to present his learning to the class.

Conferring to Coteaching

In this first video in a two-part series, Sean Moore confers with second grader Isaiah. Sean prepares Isaiah to share what he is learning later in the writing workshop.

The Power of Music

What can music add to the classroom? Plenty! Sean Moore and Heather Rader provide many examples and favorite tunes.

Writing, Graphic Organizers, and Mentor Texts

In this video from Sean Moore’s second-grade classroom, Sean demonstrates how to use a graphic organizer with his own writing as the mentor text.

From Rages to Rags: Conferring with Conner

When to let a child guess, and when to give the correct answer in a reading conference? That's the struggle for 2nd grade teacher Sean Moore as he confers with Conner.

Rereading Strategy: Conferring with Emily

Sean Moore confers with 2nd grader Emily about the strategy of rereading for comprehending reading and writing.

Focused Independent Reading in Second Grade

Sean Moore demonstrates how he helps students focus their independent reading with preparation and then with discussion after reading.

Accuracy and Comprehension: Conferring in Second Grade

In this video from Sean Moore’s second-grade classroom, Sean confers with a student who comprehends text well but has some issues with accuracy.

Nonfiction Read Aloud

Sean Moore reads nonfiction aloud to his 2nd grade students. This is the first video in a two-part series.

Nonfiction Read Aloud – Part 2

Here are some more tips for nonfiction read-alouds, based on Sean Moore's reading of Plants That Eat Animals.

Conferring About Chunking Words in Second Grade

Sean Moore confers with a 2nd grader who is learning the strategy of chunking words in reading. Notice how Sean focuses the student, refers to previous conferences, and previews an upcoming whole-class reading.

Finding Topics in Writer’s Notebooks Minilesson

Sean Moore shares the importance of using a writer’s notebook to discover topics in this minilesson with his second-grade students from early in the year.

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