Dr. Kendra Strange's Social Stream:

  • James McSwain shares his journey with the IB programmes, how he views them as the future of education, and how, in his words, it is a way of being.
  • The IB Primary Years Programme described by teachers and students in their own words.
  • Colin Pierce explains his view on international mindedness, a process he sees as being based in the development of empathy.
  • Shared Reading is a teaching approach generally used in a whole class group where all students are able to see the same text. It is used to enable students to read and enjoy books that they may not be able to read independently, and to introduce and reinforce literacy skills and strategies before students are expected to apply them in guided or independent reading. Visit http://www.keylinks.com.au
  • Watch more How to Teach Your Child to Read videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/460474-What-Is-Guided-Reading-Reading-Lessons



    Hi. my name is Anne Glass. I'm a reading and learning specialist at a private school in New York City and I work with Kindergarteners through 3rd graders on Reading, Word Study, and Writing Skills. In addition to be a reading specialist and learning specialist, I'm also a parent and today I'm going to talk to you about topics in reading Guided reading refers to a method of reading instruction which one teacher will work with a small group of students, usually about 4 or 5, all reading the same text. This will be a book the teacher has selected that is going to be on the level of all the students in the group. Which also suggest another thing about guided reading? That these are homogenous groupings, they are not heterogynous, but they are based on the level of reading that each of the students is at in that group. The teacher will select a text and the students will take turns reading round robin style, with the teacher monitoring for accurate decoding and fluency. She might also interrupt periodically to ask questions about comprehending the text. Students will take turns reading a page or two at a time depending on the text that they are reading, and will often have to answer questions or have a discussion about the text at the end of the guided reading session. Guided reading sessions generally last about 15 to 20 minutes. Guided reading is a great way for class room teachers to give individual attentions to their students and have an opportunity for the to read orally, which often doesn't happen in a class of 20 or 25 with one teacher. While the guided reading class is going on the rest of the class can be reading independently and guided reading groups can happen on a rotational basis so that one day your child might be reading independently and on another day maybe once or twice a week he's getting a guided reading session with an instructor.
  • A master teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom. For more information and resources, visit http://www.edutopia.org
  • Looking for a simple way to ensure all voices are heard in your classroom? Try equity sticks.

    University of Wyoming Lab School
    GRADES K - 8 | Laramie, WY
    Get more strategies for the classroom at Edutopia.org
  • In this 3rd grade classroom, students are close reading the text, "I Like the Way You Are," by Eve Bunting. This whole group mini lesson demonstrates how to teach students that authors use SCENES to STRUCTURE the story. As a way to teach the Common Core standards for Craft and Structure in Literature, get your readers analyzing the text through the lens of how scenes are connected.
  • We asked some students, and this is what they told us.
  • David Wilson, a 12th grader at REALM Charter School in Berkeley, California, describes how his experience designing and building in maker education program Studio H gave him a voice when he needed one most.

    Learn more: https://www.edutopia.org/article/changing-who-gets-make-world-tom-berger

    Learn more about Studio H: http://studio-h.org/

    Watch a video of Studio H's Founder describing her work engaging kids through building and design: https://youtu.be/MTR4_2rJsWw
  • Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others.

    Two Rivers Public Charter School
    GRADES PK - 8 | WASHINGTON, DC

    Explore more resources from this school:
    https://www.edutopia.org/school/two-rivers-public-charter-school
  • Please join myself, Bonnie McClelland, Molly Santkuyl, Melissa Lovejoy and Amy Kappele as we share how we get started with reading in the beginning weeks of Kindergarten!
  • http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/litcircles.php
    In this webinar, Laura Candler explain the Classroom Book Clubs approach to Literature Circles. More information can be found on her Literature Circles page on Teaching Resources.
  • Enjoy the Podcast? Support for this episode came from: My Awesome Supporters! Become awesome today! Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links Tina Monteleone left a great Apple Podcasts review! Who better to spend my weekly commute with than Chris Nesi. Chris and his #HouseofEdTech fill my mind with thought provoking ideas, great new edtech tips, and teaching strategies from amazing educators from all over our country. Chris and his commentary NEVER disappoint! Thanks Chris for #keepingitreal ✌️ PodcastPD Podcast with Stacey Lindes, AJ Bianco and I Tomorrow's Classrooms Today Conference #EdTech Thought (3:50) Stay Focused and Not Be Overwhelmed by Tech Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind the next time you’re having trouble keeping your thoughts in order: 1 - Work Within Your Brain’s Natural Schedule 2 - Reward Your Mind for Staying Focused 3 - Take Breaks (Real Breaks) 4 - Forget Multitasking 5 - Find Work That Keeps You Genuinely Engaged 6 - Practice Mindfulness 7 - Chew Gum #EdTech Recommendation (10:57) iLoveIMG is the simplest way to save time while working with images. iLoveIMG lets you modify images in bulk, fast! Everything you need for compressing, cropping, converting, and resizing is right here. You can even make animated GIFs in just a few clicks. Featured Content (12:00) This episode was inspired by George Couros's blog post, "It Is Time to Move Away from the Idea of “Tech Leads”? Here are the interesting quotes I commented on:

    For many people that have “technology” in their title, no matter the role, it means to other people “please come fix things in my classroom that use electricity”. "Another concern is that when “technology” is in the title of a position that is not about IT, it almost forces you to find ways to use technology in a classroom setting, whether good or bad. Go to a conference and someone uses Kahoot in a session, and then suddenly you have Kahoot parties popping up all over your school. Is this leading to deeper learning, or simply using technology more in classrooms for the sake of justifying a position?" Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist is more the route we should go when it comes to crossing technology and curriculum. An ITL would assist teachers' integration of technology but more importantly, an ITL would work to improve instruction.

    Obviously, I would love to be in this type of position and make an impact on students AND teachers.

    So if you know someone who needs a guy like me send them my way!

    Purchase George Couros's book, The Innovators Mindset. House of #EdTech VIP (17:10) JULIE DANIEL DAVIS - Julie is from Chattanooga, TN where she is a wife, mom, tech coordinator, Bama fan. Julie is the Co-mod of #TnEdChat, team member of #edcampgigcity 2015 Top 50 k-12 IT Blogger Connect with Julie Daniel Davis:

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  • Author James Nottingham describes how the Learning Challenge can be the catalyst for school-wide change and professional learning.
  • http://www.heinemann.com/products/E00871.aspx
    Units of Study author Lucy Calkins discusses trends in reading workshops over the years and why effective reading workshops are important for developing effective English and literacy teachers.
  • http://www.avenues.org
    Title: Reading and Writing Project Workshop
    Date: September 14
    Chapters: 7
    Chapter 6 Title: Implementation
    Subject: Methods of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages
    Speakers: Lucy Calkins, founder and director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
    Synopsis: Reading and writing are fundamental skills for all students. Lucy Calkins leads a workshop on the full range of issues surrounding the teaching of reading and writing, from teacher education to curriculum design, standards and implementation.
    Duration Chapter 6: 6:51

    The Avenues Series has been created by Avenues: The World School.

    The purpose of these sessions is to explore advanced concepts in education with pioneering thought leaders.
  • http://www.avenues.org
    Title: Reading and Writing Project Workshop
    Date: September 14
    Chapters: 7
    Chapter 4 Title: Curriculum
    Subject: Methods of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages
    Speakers: Lucy Calkins, founder and director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
    Synopsis: Reading and writing are fundamental skills for all students. Lucy Calkins leads a workshop on the full range of issues surrounding the teaching of reading and writing, from teacher education to curriculum design, standards and implementation.
    Duration Chapter 4: 3:10

    The Avenues Series has been created by Avenues: The World School.

    The purpose of these sessions is to explore advanced concepts in education with pioneering thought leaders.
  • http://www.avenues.org
    Title: Reading and Writing Project Workshop
    Date: September 14
    Chapters: 7
    Chapter 3 Title: Teaching Education
    Subject: Methods of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages
    Speakers: Lucy Calkins, founder and director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
    Synopsis: Reading and writing are fundamental skills for all students. Lucy Calkins leads a workshop on the full range of issues surrounding the teaching of reading and writing, from teacher education to curriculum design, standards and implementation.
    Duration Chapter 3: 3:00

    The Avenues Series has been created by Avenues: The World School.

    The purpose of these sessions is to explore advanced concepts in education with pioneering thought leaders.
  • http://www.avenues.org
    Title: Reading and Writing Project Workshop
    Chapter 2 Title: Reading and Writing Skills
    Subject: Methods of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages
    Speakers: Lucy Calkins, founder and director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
    Synopsis: Reading and writing are fundamental skills for all students. Lucy Calkins leads a workshop on the full range of issues surrounding the teaching of reading and writing, from teacher education to curriculum design, standards and implementation.
    Duration Chapter 2: 6:14

    The Avenues Series has been created by Avenues: The World School.

    The purpose of these sessions is to explore advanced concepts in education with pioneering thought leaders.
  • http://www.avenues.org
    Title: Reading and Writing Project Workshop

    Subject: Methods of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages
    Speakers: Lucy Calkins, founder and director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
    Synopsis: Reading and writing are fundamental skills for all students. Lucy Calkins leads a workshop on the full range of issues surrounding the teaching of reading and writing, from teacher education to curriculum design, standards and implementation.

    The Avenues Series has been created by Avenues: The World School.

    The purpose of these sessions is to explore advanced concepts in education with pioneering thought leaders.
  • Visions for Learning, Inc
    Educational Consulting Group
    in collaboration with
    The Visual Collective
    Presents
    A Look at Reading Workshop: Part 1

    A special thanks to the teachers at Wilmar County Elementary Schools.
  • http://lauracandler.com/strategies/readingworkshop.php

    In this webinar, Laura Candler shares strategies for implementing the reading workshop approach. You can learn more about reading workshop on her Reading Workshop page on Teaching Resources.
  • This video will give you a picture of the goals and format of Reader's Workshop.
  • Gia Truong, CEO of Envision Schools, a network three high schools that serve mainly low-income black and Latino students who are working to be the first in their families to go to college, describes how Envision is creating a supportive culture that “interrupts education inequity.”

    Learn more: https://www.edutopia.org/article/school-wide-culture-equity

    Learn more about supporting first-generation college students: https://www.tgslc.org/pdf/files-sfts_what_works.pdf

    Watch a video of an Envision Academy graduate talking about her experiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHxE5Ylmvzg
  • Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.

    Hanover Elementary School
    GRADES PK - 5 | MERIDEN, CT

    Explore more resources from this district:
    https://www.edutopia.org/school/meriden-public-schools
  • Our Year 1 teachers go through the Phase 3 phonics for you.
  • This is a video clip from the DfES Letters and Sounds Programme (2007) used to teach children to read in many schools. This clip shows children learning how to blend sounds to make CVC words. Sound buttons are shown (dots under each phoneme) to help children discriminate between the individual sounds. Children read the sounds in a word first quite slowly, and then the teacher gets the children to speed up the reading of the individual phonemes - fast enough so that the children can then 'hear' the blend. Children have their own phoneme boards where they get to make up CVC words of their own by combining sound cards.
  • Letter Sound Train/Alphabet Songs, short vowels (a, o, i), CVC word practice
  • Hey guys! It seems like it's been a long time since I posted a normal video but I will have two for you this week! In this video I am talking about phonics instruction. I share with you what worked best with my intervention group last year and the format that I used. Time to get ready to tackle phonics again because the school year is getting closer and closer! I am also introducing my new store and newsletter so make sure you follow the links below to go and check those out. I hope you all find this video really useful and let me know what you think!

    Teaching letters and sounds is one of my favorite topics to teach in reading. I have compiled a unit of some of my favorite activities to help teach each letter. You can use these activities in both small and whole group! This unit is meant to be hands-on and interactive.

    In this unit: Full Alphabet A - Z
    - Anchor letter {using environmental print}
    - Alphabet vocabulary cards {2 versions}
    - Vowels come with a medial card build and blend
    - Kinesthetic and handwriting practice sheet
    - Font sort
    - Initial Sound Sort {mats included}
    - Vowels Come with Medial/Initial Sound Sort {mats Included}
    - Individual student strips to practice the sound and letter recognition {mats included}
    - Song to sing and practice the letter & sound
    - Small group book {vowels come with two versions - initial and medial books}

    My letter progression is provided in the lesson as well as a description of activities to complete for the week.

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  • Sound Box game, CVC Word Building Game
  • This is an example of a coaching conference, one of dozens of videos available on Heinemann's Digital Campus as part of the online course Teaching Reading in Small Groups.
  • Reading Strategies: Purposeful Instruction for Building Skilled Readers, K-8
  • #TheEdCollabGathering Free Day of Online Workshops for Educators.  Session Three.

    (Intro: Christopher Lehman) Jen Serravallo - Whole Book Assessment and Instruction (2-8)
  • As part of TheEdCollabGathering Fall event author and presenter Jennifer Serravallo will talk to you about reading strategies.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Reading with Mesquite ISD first grade teacher Candice Bookman.
  • Heinemann Author Jennifer Serravallo teaches a small group strategy lesson on inferring. You'll notice it follows a predictable structure. First Jen will introduce the strategy and involve the children in a quick example and shared practice. Then, students select a book from their independent reading baggie, and try the strategy. During their practice, Jen checks in, coaches, and provides support to each individual reader. At the end, she pulls them back together to re-cap. What you'll notice when you watch this video is that the students don't all "get it" perfectly by the end of the lesson. This will happen! The important thing to do is to reflect and adjust. For this lesson, Jen pulls the students back together the following day to re-teach the strategy. The second time, however, she offers more support on a number of levels: she creates a more explicit visual, selects texts that will provide easier access to the strategy, and reviews necessary vocabulary before having the students practice.

    This preview is from Heinemann Publishing’s on demand course featuring Jennifer’s Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes for grades K-6. Learn more about the course here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/DCOCN0007.aspx
  • Jennifer's online Digital Campus course — based on her best-selling book Teaching Reading in Small Groups — offers no-nonsense strategies for targeting instruction using effective small groups. Participants learn practical ways to analyze student data and discover new ways to help readers increase their skill and independence.

    If you've never taken an online course, the Heinemann Digital Campus is the perfect way to begin. Jen's course includes numerous opportunities to observe her teaching. You'll be inspired to reflect and share your insights with others. The course is an excellent way to extend your professional learning, especially if taken with a group of your colleagues, when the experience can be shared.

    Course Syllabus:
    (Each session takes approximately an hour, with additional opportunities to read and reflect offline)

    Session 1. Assess with Confidence: Uncovering Teaching Possibilities
    Session 2. Gearing Up for Small-Group Instruction: Establishing Independent Reading and One-on-One Conferring
    Session 3. Small Groups Support Engagement
    Session 4. Strategy Lesson: Conferring with Groups of Readers
    Session 5. Book Clubs and Partnerships: Teaching Comprehension and Conversation
    Session 6. Management, Note-Taking, and Scheduling Yourself

    For more information: http://heinemann.com/digitalcampus/
  • An excerpt of Jen Serravallo's Digital Campus course Teaching Reading in Small Groups.
    Watch this conference with author Jen Serravallo and fourth grader Julienne, who has just finished her book.
    Jen has a wonderful way of celebrating each student's individuality while getting straight to business in a way that students really respond to. Jen's tight conferring feels replicable: her questioning keeps Julienne focused and pushes her to think more deeply about her book's big ideas.
    To learn more about Heinemann's Digital Campus courses and sign up for a free trial visit http://www.heinemann.com/digitalcampus
  • Guide your students to reading success using 'best practice' support. The Complete Fluency Collection features Key Links titles and Teachers' Tool Boxes for Orange, Turquoise, Purple and Gold. The Fluency Level titles further extend language and literacy challenges for young, fluent readers through a range of genres. Through the FOCUS PANEL students: are introduced to literary devices such as metaphor and personification; are introduced to cause and effect; extend their Word Work focus to include discussions of such items as 'r' controlled vowels and the possessive apostrophe; read more challenging vocabulary; and read texts with slightly longer word counts. The Purple and Gold titles continue to build students' reading and writing strategies and skills through the READING REVIEW and the WRITING REVIEW. Visit http://www.keylinks.com.au
  • Visit http://www.edutopia.org/manor. Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps both students and teachers motivated and achieving their best.
  • The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.

    Two Rivers Public Charter School
    GRADES PK - 8 | WASHINGTON, DC

    Explore more resources from this school:
    https://www.edutopia.org/school/two-rivers-public-charter-school
  • See how students apply their literacy skills to explore science problems outside classroom walls.

    Birmingham Covington School
    GRADES 3 - 8 | BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

    Explore more resources from this school:
    https://www.edutopia.org/school/birmingham-covington-school