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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Valerie Kostandos's First-Grade Class

Promoting Readers As Leaders

 
A student pointing to work on a board.
  

In Valerie Kostandos's first-grade classroom, students are readers, writers, and leaders who manage their daily routines.

Analyzing the Video:
  Before Viewing
  First Impressions
  Looking Closer
  Summing Up

 Ms. Kostandos.

"What I would like my students to get by the end of this year is to become independent readers and writers -- to want to take risks and to reflect on their own work. To know what they need and what they're really good at, and how to be with others."
Valerie Kostandos

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