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Writer’s Notebook Minilesson

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

Organizing Writing: Demonstration Small Group

Kathy Provost meets with a small group to help students organize their writing. The demonstration lesson includes a prebrief and debrief with the teacher.

Taking Notes in Fourth Grade

Tammy Mulligan works with a group of fourth graders to help them build their nonfiction note-taking skills. The demonstration small group includes a prebrief and debrief with the teacher.

Finding Evidence in Texts

In this demonstration lesson, Tammy Mulligan confers with fourth grader Hailey, helping her hone her develop skills in finding textual evidence. The lesson includes a prebrief and debrief with the teacher.

Grade Three Writing Checklist

Tammy Mulligan uses a checklist with third-grade writers in this demonstration lesson. The lesson includes a planning session and debrief with the teacher.

Coaching Notetaking Skills

Melanie Meehan gives advice for coaching teachers on student notetaking skills.

Five Notebook Pages I Can’t Live Without (and Neither Should Students)

Ruth Ayres shares five “mentor pages” from her writing notebook that you’ll want to develop and use over and over again in demonstration lessons.

First-Grade Writers: Demonstration Small Group

Clare Landrigan leads a demonstration small group with first graders. The video includes a planning session and debrief with the children's teacher.

Monitoring for Meaning: Fourth-Grade Small Group

In this demonstration small group, Tammy Mulligan teaches fourth graders strategies to monitor for meaning. The demonstration lesson includes a planning session with the teacher and a debrief.

Monitoring Meaning in First Grade

In this demonstration small group, Clare Landrigan helps first graders Tristan and Abby monitor meaning. The video includes excerpts from the planning and debriefing sessions with the children's teacher.

Reading Response in Third Grade: Demonstration Small Group

Tammy Mulligan leads a group of third graders in a small group designed to deepen their reading response. The video includes excerpts from the planning and debrief sessions with their teacher.

Learning Labs for Professional Development

Kristin Houser finds learning labs are a powerful tool in her coaching. She provides tools and a graphic for understanding how they work.

The Value of Story Play

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan explain why story play is crucial in building children’s oral and written language skills. The feature includes a video of Clare leading a group of kindergartners in story play.

The Staircase Reading Response: Demonstration Small Group

In the second of a two-part video series, Clare Landrigan leads a demonstration small group with fourth graders who have an intriguing way of responding to reading.

The Staircase Reading Response: Planning Session

In this first video in a two-part series, Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan meet with fourth-grade teachers to assess student reading responses and plan a demonstration small group that Clare will lead.

Coaching the Nuts and Bolts of Book Bags

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan have advice for the most common questions teachers ask about using book bags with young learners.

Pictures First

In this demonstration lesson, Clare Landrigan instructs a group of kindergartners who are stuck on the strategy of only "sounding it out" to decipher text.

Demonstration Lesson: Reading Response in Notebooks

Tammy Mulligan leads a demonstration small group with fourth graders on writing responses to reading. The session includes a prebrief and debrief with the fourth-grade teaching team.

Demonstration Lesson: Learning from Series Books

Tammy Mulligan leads a demonstration lesson with a group of fourth graders who are reading series books. The lesson includes a prebrief and debrief with their teacher.

Demonstration Small Group: Retelling Strategies in First Grade

In this demonstration lesson, Clare Landrigan works with a group of first graders who need help developing retelling skills. The video includes a prebrief and debrief with the classroom teacher to help focus the lesson.

Book Shopping as a Literacy Coach

Karen Terlecky shops for books in new ways now that she is moving from a classroom to a literacy coaching position.

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