5th-grade teacher, Lisa Caponigro, discusses the strategic use of collaborative planning time to dig into math standards and explore coherence within and across grades. Caponigro then delivers a lesson where students use their understanding of...More
Hear 5th-grade teacher, Carina Pruitt, explain how student discussion drives her lessons. Then watch two examples of her classroom instruction: - In Eliciting Student Thinking Through Questioning Carina facilitates a class discussion and clari...More
In this video, a 4th-grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning. We also see a clip of her grade-level team engaging in text based planning...More
In this video, literacy experts David and Meredith Liben of Student Achievement Partners share their thoughts on a text first approach...More
2nd-grade teacher, Lucy Makuro, leads her students through a close reading of the poem “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor.More
The 4th Grade team shares the story of their two-year journey with text based planning. They discuss the evolution in their planning and instructional approach (developing themes, linking texts, text-dependent questioning), the integration of...More
Edited close reading lesson including relevant artifacts.More

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