Literature Groups All Year Long (Video)

Watch as students and teachers deepen their understanding of literature study groups over the course of a school year. This engaging video takes you into Carolyn Bridges' fourth-grade classroom as she works with literacy specialist Jennifer Allen to launch and sustain student-led literature discussions. Filmed over an eight-month period, the program shows how student skills and abilities take time to develop.

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Watch as students and teachers deepen their understanding of literature study groups over the course of a school year. This engaging video takes you into Carolyn Bridges' fourth-grade classroom as she works with literacy specialist Jennifer Allen to launch and sustain student-led literature discussions. Filmed over an eight-month period, the program shows how student skills and abilities take time to develop.

The program also shows how teachers and literacy coaches can collaborate over...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers .

Carolyn Bridges is a fourth-grade teacher in Waterville, Maine, and her classroom is often an observation site for colleagues.  With Jennifer Allen, Carolyn takes notes and reflects on what her students say and do through reading workshops.  By doing this they continually improve their teaching methods and are learning better ways to run their r

Table of Contents

  • Teaching, Coaching, and Collaborating 0:33-1:40 (1:07)
  • Fall 1:47-7:40 (5:53)
  • Debrief 7:41-9:12 (1:31)
  • 4th Grade Teacher Jessica Soucy 9:13-10:49 (1:36)
  • Winter 10:50-13:53 (3:03)
  • Debrief 13:54-16:09 (2:15)
  • 3rd Grade Teacher Jeni Frazee 16:10-21:33 (4:37)
  • Spring 21:34-25:55 (4:21)
  • Debrief 25:56-32:38 (6:42)

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 30 minutes, 1 disc+ viewing guide
Year: 2007
Item No: 0734
ISBN: 978-157110-734-3

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