Happy Reading! (Video)

Creating a Predictable Structure for Joyful Teaching and Learning

First-grade teacher Debbie Miller chronicles her work teaching reading comprehension in her popular book, Reading with Meaning. In this three-part series, Debbie takes you beyond comprehension instruction, and shows how she sustains a thoughtful primary reading program that challenges and supports readers of all abilities and needs.

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First-grade teacher Debbie Miller chronicles her work teaching reading comprehension in her popular book, Reading with Meaning. In this three-part series, Debbie takes you beyond comprehension instruction, and shows how she sustains a thoughtful primary reading program that challenges and supports readers of all abilities and needs.

How does Debbie create a learning environment that fosters such sophisticated talk around texts? How is comprehension instruction balanced with te...read more

About the Author(s)

Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in The Denver Public Schools for thirty years.

Table of Contents

Program 1: Essentials: Tone, Structure, and Routines for Creating and Sustaining a Learning Community (38:30)

  • Part 1: Getting Started 2:17-14:44 (12:27)
  • Predictable Structure 2:41-3:56 (1:15)
  • Accessibility and Purpose: Creating an Organized Environment 3:57-6:39 (2:42)
  • The Day Begins 6:40-7:15 (:35)
  • Music in the Classroom 7:16-10:45 (3:29)
  • Attendance 10:46-12:38 (1:52)
  • Message Board 12:39-14:44 (2:05)
  • Part 2: Reader’s Workshop 14:45-38:30 (23:45)
  • Mini-Lesson: Identifying Themes 17:41-25:02 (7:21)
  • Eye-to-Eye, Knee-to-Knee 25:03-28:04 (3:01)
  • Time to Practice 28:05-30:10 (2:05)
  • Sharing 30:11-35:29 (5:18)
  • At the End of the Day 35:30-38:30 (3:00)

Program 2: Explicit Instruction: Portraits from Readers’ Workshop (24:00)

  • Morning Preparation 1:29-3:11 (1:42)
  • Another Day Begins 3:12-4:34 (1:22)
  • Readers’ Workshop: Mini-Lesson: Identifying Themes 4:35-7:47 (3:12)
  • Sound Patterns 7:47-8:36 (:48)
  • Time to Practice 8:37-11:08 (2:31)
  • Small-Group Decoding 11:09-16:12 (5:03)
  • Classroom Management 16:13-18:15 (2:02)
  • Sharing 18:16-22:00 (1:44)
  • At the End of the Day 22:01-24:00 (1:59)

Program 3: Wise Choices: Independence and Instruction in Book Choice (37:08)

  • Part 1: Book Selection :58-16:19 (15:17)
  • Readers’ Workshop: Mini-Lesson: Book Selection 2:32-7:08 (4:36)
  • Time to Practice 7:09-8:44 (1:35)
  • Recommending Books 8:45-10:52 (2:07)
  • Sharing 10:53-16:19 (5:26)
  • Part 2: Teaching Nonfiction 16:20-37:10 (20:50)
  • Readers’ Workshop: Mini-Lesson: Nonfiction 18:00-25:54 (7:54)
  • Time to Practice 25:55-29:17 (3:22)
  • Readers’ Workshop: Mini-Lesson: Nonfiction Conventions: Labels 29:18-32:13 (2:55)
  • Time to Practice 32:14-33:11 (:57)
  • Sharing 33:12-35:20 (2:08)
  • At the End of the Day 35:21-37:08 (1:47)

 

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 90 minutes, 2 discs + viewing guide
Year: 2001
Item No: 0458
ISBN: 978-157110-458-8

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