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Engaging With Literature: A Video Library, Grades 3-5
Engaging With Literature

About This Video Library

Lesson Builder

Hints for Site Leaders
Video Titles:

1. Signposts

2. Voice in the

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3. Starting Out

4. Responding
to Literature

5. Sharing
the Text

6. Building Community

7. Book Buddies

8. Finding
Common Ground

9. Discussion
Site Map

2. Voices in the Conversation

Professional Reflection

Take a step back from your classroom and examine the video clip in relation to your own instructional practices. Use the questions below to spark discussion about instructional practices in department meetings, team meetings, or as a prompt in your own professional journal.


  • How might your students respond to read-alouds as portrayed in this video?
  • What kinds of support would your students need to be successful participants in literature conversations? Are there modeling or support strategies that Ms. Bomer uses that would work with your students?
  • What read-aloud literature selections might be particularly appealing to your students?


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