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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Sheila Owen's Kindergarten Class

Before Viewing

 

Becoming Readers and Writers

Video Summary

The Teacher and the Class

Analyzing the Video
  Before Viewing
  First Impressions
  Looking Closer
  Summing Up

Making Connections

Selected Resources

The following activities prepare you to observe this classroom video, whether alone or with a group. Taking notes on the Observational Checklist while you watch will help you focus on important aspects of teaching and learning in the classroom. You may also use the KWL chart to record your thoughts before and after watching the video.

1

Prepare To Record Your Observations

Print out copies of the Observational Checklist (PDF) and Key Questions (PDF) to record your observations, reactions, and further questions throughout your viewing.

2

Review Important Terms

Review the definitions of the Literacy Teaching Practices:

Review the definitions of the Essential Components of Literacy Development:

3

Create a Know-Wonder-Learned Chart

Know
What you know (or think you know) about kindergarten.

Wonder
What you wonder (or want to know) about kindergarten.

Learned
What you have learned about kindergarten (after viewing).

Print out a copy of the KWL Chart (PDF) to record what you already know and what you would like to learn about teaching reading and writing in kindergarten. Groups can use the KWL chart to generate discussion and questions to consider while viewing.

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