Speaking & Listening

Collaborative Summarizing in 7th Grade History

Watch this video to see how students work in pairs to summarize a grade 7 history text after their teacher, Mr. Harris, models how to locate the best information and combine and condense ideas into summaries.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Sentence Deconstruction in 4th Grade

Mrs. Garegnani teaches her 4th grade students about deconstructing sentences and about “nominalization” by looking closely at science information texts.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Scaffolded Language Analysis 3rd Grade

In this video, Ms. Garegnani supports her grade 3 students to analyze the complex texts they’re reading for specific linguistic features.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Academic Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten

Watch Ms. Sovitsky as she uses a variety of strategies to support her students to learn a new general academic vocabulary word from a rich literary text she’s just read aloud.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Repeated Interactive Read-Aloud in Kindergarten

In this video, Ms. Sovitsky engages her kindergarten students in thinking, listening, and speaking during an interactive read-aloud with a rich literary text.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Read-Aloud Walk-Through Checklist

This checklist was used by a coach to observe a second-grade teacher using multiple strategies to engage students in partner sharing and includes the filled-in form with observation notes. Watch the video, Partner Sharing: Good Readers Ask Questions, to see the lesson that was observed.

 

FEATURING: Woodbridge Elementary School (DE)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Rules of Cooperation

Heritage Elementary students developed this poster to show rules they generated for working with peers. Students have held discussions about cooperation and generated posters in both Spanish and English.

 

FEATURING: Heritage Elementary (OR)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

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