On your first viewing, note how William's reading accuracy and fluency develop over the year during guided reading, shared reading, and independent reading. Note the strategies he uses to read unfamiliar words in context and how he monitors his reading. How do his perceptions of his reading abilities change over time?
William's Progress: How does William progress in reading during the year? What factors influence this progress? How does his reading development compare to your own students? What questions do you have about his literacy development?
Classroom Environment: What instructional practices in reading and writing promote William's literacy development? How does Ms. Soto support William's use of strategies to read and comprehend texts? How does the classroom environment encourage and support William, as he becomes an independent reader?
Home/School Connection: How do Ms. Soto, William's mother, and William collaborate to assess William's progress and determine goals for future learning? What does each know about William as a learner? How does William's mother support his reading development at home and at school?