In this era of YouTube and quick-clock information gathering, novice and veteran teachers benefit from succinct, visual ‘show me to teach me’ professional development. To answer this need, I developed Lessons from the Ground Up.
With the same clarity and accessibility as the classic On Solid Ground and Comprehension from the Ground Up, Sharon Taberski shares her latest thinking on how to use a variety of reading, writing, and talking experiences to help young students grow to be fluent readers. 105-minutes of succinct video clips of whole-class lessons, small-group instruction, and one-on-one conferences help teachers see that improving student’s comprehension happens in the course of excellent reading and writing instruction and that strategy instruction should play a supporting role—not a starring role—in children’s reading development.
To help facilitate staff-development sessions, the 64-page facilitator’s guide contains:
- Session Plans that provide an organizing structure for your work with teachers divided into three parts: Access Knowledge, Develop Knowledge, and Synthesize Knowledge.
- Strand Overview handouts highlight key points of the strand and are more detailed than video overviews.
- Lesson in Action handouts provide a brief description of the lesson, the lesson focus, and highlight key student reading behaviors and teaching strategies.
- Noticing, Thinking, and Wondering handouts focus teachers’ video-viewing experience.
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