Copyright 1998 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Used with permission. www.ncte.org
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View the other kindergarten videos in the Teaching Reading library, "Becoming Readers and Writers" and "Writer's Journal," and compare their approaches to teaching English language learners with Cindy Wilson's. OR view the second-grade tape "Staying on Topic" and compare the teacher's approach and techniques for supporting the writing of older English language learners to what you saw on this tape. What elements remain the same? How are they different in response to developmental differences?
Identify one element or strategy from Ms. Wilson's lesson that you would like to try in your classroom. List supports or resources that you would need to implement it. Use the Classroom Strategy Planner (PDF). If you are participating in a study group, share what happened when you tried out the new strategy. Or keep a reflective journal of your experience, focusing on the benefits for you and for your students.