Accountable talk in a whole-class book discussion.
Children learn valuable ways to think about information text, including questioning techniques and connections during close reading. This teacher-led seminar guides the path for future independent reading work that allows children to create meaning from texts that they have read.
Thinking, talking, feeling.
After analyzing the writing of her students, the teacher noticed that the pieces could use revision in the concluding paragraph. Here we see her use pieces of children's literature as mentor texts in order to teach young writers how to create powerful endings in their writing. This is an example of a small group conference.
The Power of Literacy:
Using Literature & Writing to See and Hear the Human Spirit.
"It is not just about the teaching of reading. It is about the belief that we can outgrow ourselves as humans."
~~ Lucy Calkins