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Peter Elbow: On Writing
Peter Elbow talks directly to students about the process of writing. Beginning with his own early difficulties with writing as a college student, Elbow provides insights into how one can work through writing problems. Full of detailed instruction and specific…
When Students Write
You can read books or attend workshops about how to teach writing, but there's no substitute for seeing master teachers put ideas into practice with real kids. When Students Write takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School in…
4 videos
Bridges to Independence - Guided Reading with Non Fiction
Guided reading has long been recognized as a dynamic process that supports children's skills as readers in all genres, yet fiction accounts for over ninety percent of the texts we select for these small-group encounters. If children are to be…
3 videos
Happy Reading!
First-grade teacher Debbie Miller chronicles her work teaching reading comprehension in her popular book Reading with Meaning. In this series, Debbie takes you beyond comprehension instruction, and shows how she sustains a thoughtful primary reading program that challenges and supports…
3 videos
Reading the World
Kids love to explore the real world--as young scientists they observe and relish nature, and through social studies they investigate other times, places, and cultures. In this series of three videos, authors and staff developers Anne Goudvis and Stephanie Harvey…
3 videos
Strategy Instruction in Action
As Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis demonstrate in their popular book, Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding, reading comprehension is about much more than answering literal questions at the end of a passage, story, or chapter. In this…
4 videos
Writing with Mentors
When learning how to write well, there is nothing more powerful than examining the work of the writers we admire. Real writers need mentors - those writers who inspire us and demonstrate through their style and craft how we, too,…
2 videos
Craft of Grammar
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
In The Craft of Grammar, Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers. Jeff and his sixth-grade students move easily from analyzing sentences to freewrites in writer's notebooks to 'express-lane edits' of their writing…
Teaching Strategies for Literacy Development
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. This program has been designed to demonstrate a range of teaching strategies that can be used to support literacy development. These explicit instructional strategies can be used with individual children…
Bringing Reading to Life
Readers in grades 3-6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond.…
4 videos
Improving Adolescent Writers
How can we teach today's students to write with clarity, passion, and purpose? How can we move all students -- even those who struggle or are reluctant -- forward in their skills as writers? In Improving Adolescent Writers, Kelly Gallagher…
3 videos
Looking into Literature Circles
Part of the Series: Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership Collection
Book clubs are forming in classrooms everywhere, with small groups of students from kindergarten through high school leading their own lively literature discussions. This promising movement has drawn many of its key ideas and management procedures from Harvey Daniel's book,…
Dude, Listen to This!
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
In his groundbreaking book, Boy Writers: Reclaiming their voices, Ralph Fletcher took an expedition into the murky and sometimes dangerous world of boys and writing. Ralph's new video, Dude, Listen to This! explores the issue face-to-face as he meets with…
Talk to Me
Part of the Series: Teaching Reading Collection
Do you have students who lack stamina and struggle when it comes to sticking with difficult texts? So does Cris Tovani. In this new video--which complements So What Do They Really Know? her groundbreaking book on formative assessment--she takes you…
Building Adolescent Readers
In Kelly Gallagher's high school classroom in Anaheim, California, students are not only learning to comprehend difficult novels and texts, they are developing the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers. Drawing from his books Reading Reasons and Deeper Reading, Kelly's…
3 videos
In the Beginning
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. This enlightening video program offers a close up view of a master teacher's…
Talking About Writing
In this two-part series we revisit Bailey's Elementary school on the outskirts of Washington, DC, to watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3 through 5 confer with students about their writing. Program 1, The Essentials of…
2 videos
Spotlight on Small Groups
Part of the Series: Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership Collection
Small groups are a crucial element of every teacher's reading program, and their importance only grows as teachers work with more diverse learners. Spotlight on Small Groups gives viewers an in-depth look at two reading groups led by master teacher…
Thoughtful Reading
Teachers of adolescent readers face many challenges. Some students are skilled at decoding text but have few strategies for understanding complex genres. Others have entered their teen years struggling to decode even the simplest books and articles. Through her highly…
4 videos
Inside Reading and Writing
In her book In the Company of Children, Joanne Hindley invites you inside her third-grade New York City classroom to "have a look" as she describes her reading and writing workshops. Joanne extends the invitation once again through a series…
4 videos