On your first viewing use the Observational Checklist (PDF) to note how Shari Frost implements some of the Literacy Teaching Practices. In particular, observe the ways she fosters literacy development for each first and second grader by integrating language arts into classroom routines and literacy activities throughout the day.
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Review What You Saw
After watching the video, review the Observational Checklist and reflect on what you saw. How do the practices you just watched compare to your own? Think about your classroom and the needs of your students. How are they different from or similar to what you saw in the video?
Relate the Key Question to Shari Frost's Classroom
How are reading and writing connected in this classroom?
Dr. Frost's classroom engages students in authentic, real-world reading and writing tasks. What lessons in the video give students authentic reading and writing tasks? Why are these types of experiences important in a language arts curriculum for young learners?