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21 videos in this collection

Academic Literacy
In Academic Literacy viewers get a glimpse into Robin Turner's classroom, where many students are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. Robin employs careful,…
Collaborative Conferences
During Collaborative Conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative Conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers)…
Conferring with Boys
In this video, Max Brand confers individually with two different boys in this fifth grade classroom -- one during writer's workshop, the other during reading workshop. Max demonstrates the key…
Daily Five Alive!
It's a common dilemma: teachers need time to work in one-on-one conferences and in small groups with students during literacy workshop. And yet assigning 'busy work' to the rest of…
A Day of Words - Integrating Word Work in the Intermediate Grades
In A Day of Words, fifth-grade teacher Max Brand demonstrates how he helps students search for, study, and celebrate words. Taped over the course of one day, we see distinct…
Focus on Spelling
Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more…
Fluency Rubric
It may be a little tricky explaining what fluency is to a group of third-graders; but they can recognize it when they hear it. Working with teacher Lisa Gregory's students…
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…
Launching Literacy Stations
Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small…
Literature Groups All Year Long
Watch as students and teachers deepen their understanding of literature groups over the course of a school year. This engaging video takes you into Carolyn Bridges' fourth-grade classroom as she…
Looking into Literature Circles
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…
Organizing for Literacy
Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. The series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option…
Results That Last
What are the features of a school change model? Can these characteristics be captured and shared with other schools? How can all members of the school community work together to…
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This video…
Strategic Thinking
Nothing matters more than kids' thinking. As teachers, we want to honor kids' thinking and teach them to become critical, thoughtful, independent readers. To help them turn thinking into meaning…
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…
Think Small!
With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small!, master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans…
Time for Nonfiction
Journey with Tony Stead as he explores many amazing ways to make nonfiction reading and writing come alive in the classroom. This four-part video series takes you inside two classrooms…
Twenty Questions Homework
Kelly Gallagher's Twenty Questions is an alternative to traditional high school homework assignments that fosters greater text comprehension. The simple design - students write twenty questions as they read assigned…
NEW: Up & Running with the Daily 5—Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, “The 2 Sisters”
"It's the first part of the year, and they're up and running faster than I've ever seen." --Joan Moser Since its publication, teachers throughout the world have made The Daily…
What is Visual Literacy?
When children begin to read and write they are as interested in information as they are in fiction. But information is not conveyed only with print; the wealth of visual…

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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 or with small groups of children. Teachers will find these…
Teaching & Learning: Teaching Literacy
Learning to read and write can be fun! By identifying individual needs and implementing effective teaching methods, students can be motivated to learn through creative programs and word games that students enjoy. This program demonstrates shared reading, guided reading, and uses "Learning Centres" to: Make the learning focus clear through…
Academic Literacy
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
In Academic Literacy viewers get a glimpse into Robin Turner's classroom, where many students are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. Robin employs careful, systematic and rigorous methods to help students acquire the literacy skills they need to succeed in even the most elite…
Organizing for Literacy
Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. The series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option of using individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching…
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations
Stepping Up with Literacy Stations provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This video takes viewers into diverse third and fifth grade classrooms, where Debbie Diller coaches and guides children and their teachers through…
What is Visual Literacy?
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
When children begin to read and write they are as interested in information as they are in fiction. But information is not conveyed only with print; the wealth of visual texts are often the clearest communicators of information. Charts, diagrams, cross sections, and maps are a few of the elements…
Literacy Attendance
Literacy Attendance is an alternative to the traditional attendance roll at the start of the day. Students have the option of sharing reading or writing activities from home when their name is called, and teachers gain insight into students' literacy behaviors in the home environment. The daily activity is scheduled…
Launching Literacy Stations
Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students. Debbie Diller, author of the book Literacy Work Stations, takes you into two primary classrooms to demonstrate…
Teaching with Nonfiction Collection
Nonfiction reading and writing requires special skills. In this collection, Stenhouse authors demonstrate proven strategies for helping students build background knowledge, conduct research, and engage with nonfiction texts across the curriculum and at various levels of complexity. Featured authors include Kelly Gallagher, Tony Stead, and Cris Tovani.
Teaching Reading Collection
Teaching students to read goes well beyond the de-coding of words. Watch several master teachers guiding K-9 students--from struggling to accomplished readers--as they move from decoding to comprehension. Featured instruction includes whole-class, small-group, and individual conferences with students immersed in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Featured authors include Debbie Diller, Debbie…
Teaching Writing Collection
Writing is hard work at any age, but effective teachers know how to inspire and motivate student writers even as they teach them the difference between a period and a semi-colon. This collection features wonderful writing teachers from kindergarten to high school employing a wide range of effective strategies--including craft…
Getting into Grammar
Do your students sigh at the mere mention of the word grammar? Do you struggle with how to make teaching grammar meaningful and lasting? In this video, you'll follow Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty into second- and fifth-grade classrooms, where they weave the teaching of grammar into literacy instruction in…