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October 19, 2016

Targeting Learning With Criteria for Success (Video)

Marion Ivey, a kindergarten teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Oakland, Ill., makes criteria for success accessible for young learners in their writing lessons so that they can facilitate constructive peer feedback.

August 31, 2016

Critical Thinking Strategy: Remember It With a Bookmark (Video)

Geneviève DeBose, a 7th grade ELA teacher at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists in New York, provides her students with bookmarks as a way to offer reading tips and discussion questions that support and heighten their reading comprehension skills.

April 13, 2016

Conferring Notes: Gathering Data to Inform Instruction (Video)

Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at Think College Now in Oakland, Calif., shares how she uses conferences with students during reading workshops to differentiate her instruction.

April 06, 2016

Making Learning Personalized & Customized (Video)

Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School in Dundalk, Md., uses the workshop model to engage students through self-directing learning. The strategy, he says, enables students to manage and asses their own progress.

March 30, 2016

A Classroom Strategy: Reading Workshop in Kindergarten (Video)

Emma Coufal, a kindergarten teacher at the Think College Now School in Oakland, Calif., shows how reading instruction can be personalized through a workshop model. She holds mini-lessons and conferences with students to build both their reading and language skills.

February 24, 2016

A Classroom Strategy: Warm & Cool Feedback (Video)

Ninth grade English teacher Erin from Oceanside Senior High School in N.J., has students use peer feedback when revising their essays. Students critique each other's work to identify effective writing as they follow a five-step revision process.

February 17, 2016

Teach From the Walls: A Classroom Strategy (Video)

Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., posts students' work on the walls to increase engagement during their walk-around research activity.

January 27, 2016

Informational Texts: Reading for Inquiry (Video)

Nicole Gavin, a 2nd grade teacher at William Paca Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., shares how she scaffolded activities to support students' learning while promoting academic language. Watch students ask and answer questions to understand key details in informational texts.

December 16, 2015

Critiquing: I Noticed and I Wondered (Video)

Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., shares a strategy for eliciting student feedback using sentence frames. Students share what they notice and wonder about each other's work, then make revisions based on the feedback they receive.

August 05, 2015

How to Build Analytical Skills in English-Learners by Using Art (Video)

High school teacher Lindsay Young uses art to teach her class of English-learners how to analyze content, rather than have them try to learn how to read and analyze text at the same time.

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