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Inside Writing Communities: Grades 3-5 - Learning to Revise

For elementary-age children, revision is often new and challenging. This course shows how educators overcome students' resistance to changing their writing by providing them with concrete, effective revision strategies. Using a paragraph based on her own research notes, the educator models the thinking and decision making that takes place in a writer's mind during revision.

CID: ELE14015
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Inside Writing Communities: Grades 3-5 - Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing throughout the day gives students opportunities to practice the craft they learn during a writing workshop and exposes them to the authentic writing of multiple disciplines. This course — focused on practices that integrate writing into all areas of the curriculum — illustrates that writing can take many forms and serve many purposes.

CID: ELE14016
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Teaching Reading Workshop: Creating a Literate Community

In this video, Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore presents three research-based principles for creating an effective literacy environment: accessible materials, purposeful room and wall displays of print materials, and classroom routines that promote reading and writing. Following the lecture, workshop participants watch two sets of classroom excerpts illustrating routines and physical arrangements that advance children's reading, writing, and oral language skills. Workshop participants discuss these classroom excerpts in relation to their own classrooms and teaching practices. 

CID: ELE14017
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Teaching Reading Workshop: Supporting the English Language Learner

In this course, Dr. Mileidis Gort presents research-based principles that support English Language Learners' literacy and language development. She describes the characteristics of beginning and intermediate second-language learners, and then presents instructional practices that best meet their needs. Educators then observe classroom excerpts illustrating teaching practices that support English Language Learners in their beginning literacy development. They later develop a lesson plan to promote understanding and appreciation of selected texts.

CID: ELE14018
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Teaching Reading Workshop: Teaching Writing as a Process

This course examines how to teach writing as a process. Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore begins her lecture by distinguishing between the different forms of writing and the various purposes for writing. She reviews the stages of the writing process and outlines the classroom practices that develop students' writing. The workshop participants then watch and discuss two sets of classroom excerpts showing writing instruction in grades K-2. Following their discussion, they analyze their own instructional practices for teaching and managing their writing programs.

CID: ELE14019
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Teaching Reading Workshop: Differentiating Instruction

In this video, Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore presents research-based principles that support the use of a flexible grouping model for literacy instruction. She reviews basic formats for flexible grouping, and applies the research to effective teaching practices and routines that advance all students' reading development. The workshop participants watch classroom excerpts illustrating instruction in different grouping formats. They then relate the classroom practices to their own teaching.

CID: ELE14020
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Teaching Reading Workshop: Using Assessment to Guide Instruction

This session examines assessment practices that measure student performance and progress and inform instructional decisions for Grades K-2. In her lecture, Dr. Jeanne R. Paratore reviews the principles of classroom-based assessment and engages the workshop participants in a discussion of their own assessment practices. The participants then watch and discuss a set of classroom excerpts illustrating Dr. Paratore's lecture. In the final activity, workshop participants assess a first-grader's reading and writing samples. 

CID: ELE14021
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Write in the Middle: Creating a Community of Writers

This course explores the components of a community of writers and what teachers can do to create and foster such a community. After a brief introduction to the goals of all eight workshop sessions, middle school teacher and writing expert Linda Rief and several of the teachers whose classrooms are featured in Write in the Middle share strategies they use to build a safe writing environment. In separate extended classroom segments, Velvet McReynolds, a seventh-grade teacher from Hoover, Alabama, demonstrates two community-building strategies. During a third extended classroom segment, fifth-grade teacher Jack Wilde demonstrates one of his daily routines: the read-aloud. This course also examines how room arrangements can encourage written and spoken communication and how sharing their writing helps students become part of the writing community.

CID: ELE14022
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Write in the Middle: Making Writing Meaningful

When educators introduce subjects that matter to middle school students or allow them more freedom to choose and develop topics, the task of writing gains new meaning and purpose. In this course, educators will examine how five middle-level teachers help their students connect to writing and understand its capacity to transform their own lives and the world around them.

CID: ELE14023
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Write in the Middle: Teaching Poetry

Poetry offers young adolescents an unparalleled opportunity for exploring feelings and learning about the power of written expression. This course showcases two master teachers as they help their students develop as writers and readers of poetry.

CID: ELE14024
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5