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Welcome to Teacher Talk, where our authors 'talk' early literacy with teachers. You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as personal stories and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.
  1. What does Guided Reading Look Like at Grades 3-5?

    What does Guided Reading Look Like at Grades 3-5?

    Guided Reading Grades 3-5 contains some of the elements of guided reading in the Primary Grades (K-2). When working with students at higher Grades (3-5) the tea...
  2. Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten Lesson: First Reading of the Book

    Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten Lesson: First Reading of the Book

    Join literacy consultant Debra Crouch as she shares a big book with a San Diego Kindergarten class. This Shared Reading Kindergarten lesson introductory session...
  3. Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergarten: Second Reading of the Book

    Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergarten: Second Reading of the Book

    In this shared reading for kindergarten follow-up lesson Debra again models her thinking and invites students to turn-and-talk several times during their second...
  4. Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergartners: Returning to the Book, Vocabulary

    Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergartners: Returning to the Book, Vocabulary

    In this installment with Debra Crouch, she and her students revisit the text to focus on vocabulary in this shared reading for kindergartners lesson —specific...
  5. Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Returning to the Book, Writing - Word Study

    Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Returning to the Book, Writing - Word Study

    Before the video begins, Debra had students draw and write a response to the book: write about a pet you think is best. After collecting the students’ writing...
  6. Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergartners: Modeled Writing Kindergarten

    Whole Group Shared Reading for Kindergartners: Modeled Writing Kindergarten

    This modeled writing kindergarten lesson gives children an opportunity to hear a writer decide what to write about, how to say the ideas to be written and to no...
  7. Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Returning to the Book - Extending Oral Language

    Whole Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Returning to the Book - Extending Oral Language

    Watch as Debra demonstrates whole group reading instruction kindergarten. This lesson happened just before the first reading of Which Pet is Best? The book had ...
  8. Small Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Extending Oral Language

    Small Group Shared Reading Kindergarten: Extending Oral Language

    Watch as Debra leads a reading lesson with a small group of kindergarten children. She invites each child to look at the pictures in the book and asks them 'ope...
  9. Guided Reading 3rd Grade: Synthesizing & Talking About the Pair

    Guided Reading 3rd Grade: Synthesizing & Talking About the Pair

    Join literacy consultant Debra Crouch as she and her Guided Reading group of 3rd-grade students talk about paired texts AMAZING SALAMANDERS and SALAMANDER SURPR...

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