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  1. video thumbnail for Incorporating Labeling & List-Writing Lessons: Grades PK-1

    WritingDecember 23, 2015

    Incorporating Labeling & List-Writing Lessons: Grades PK-1

    Once students know their phonics, move them from pictorial writing to labeling and then onto listing. This video features numerous activities and lesson concepts to support students in these early writing stages. In addition, view Kristina Smekens introducing two-word labels and related-detail lists to primary students.

  2. video thumbnail for Building Strong Paragraphs: Grades 5-8

    WritingDecember 9, 2015

    Building Strong Paragraphs: Grades 5-8

    With scenes from intermediate and middle school classrooms, this video features Kristina Smekens identifying the purpose of a paragraph and revealing the six most common types of paragraphs. Two unique mini-lessons from actual classrooms show Kristina delivering short, targeted lessons on when to indent and how to transition between paragraphs.

  3. video thumbnail for Developing Ideas: Grades 2-4

    WritingDecember 7, 2015

    Developing Ideas: Grades 2-4

    Watch how Kristina Smekens demonstrates innovative and memorable strategies for students to add depth and detail within their own writing. Featuring two full-length mini-lessons executed in second and fourth grade classrooms, this video offers ways to develop ideas through revision and elaboration in first drafts.

  4. video thumbnail for Writing After a Close Reading: Grades K-12

    ReadingOctober 29, 2015

    Writing After a Close Reading: Grades K-12

    A close reading experience should culminate with an after reading writing task. Kristina Smekens first defines three common task types. Then she provides strategies to develop complex tasks that could follow the reading of any complex text.

  5. video thumbnail for Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students: Grades K-12

    ReadingSeptember 10, 2015

    Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students: Grades K-12

    Build a strong foundation for yearlong reading instruction with this strategy-packed video. Kristina Smekens demonstrates how to explicitly introduce each comprehension strategy so students have the tools they need to think and infer before, during, and after reading.

  6. video thumbnail for Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades 2-12

    WritingJuly 15, 2015

    Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades 2-12

    Once the traits have been introduced, it’s time to build an everyday writing rubric with students. Learn the facets and functions of an analytic rubric, strategies to build and grow one throughout the year, and how to convert rubric scores to grades.

  7. video thumbnail for Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades PK-1

    WritingJuly 15, 2015

    Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades PK-1

    Learn how to build an initial rubric with young writers that is kid-friendly and age appropriate. Then learn strategies to adjust the same rubric to represent students’ growing skills as they advance from drawing pictures to writing multiple sentences.

  8. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A-Emergent Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A-Emergent Readers: Grades K-5

    In this video, Kristi McCullough targets how to teach specific skills for concepts of print, word study, fluency, and comprehension. Learn how to focus this instruction for Pre-A/ Emergent readers who understand a limited number of high-frequency words.

  9. video thumbnail for Introducing Characters that Correspond with the 6 Traits: Grades K-5

    WritingDecember 31, 2014

    Introducing Characters that Correspond with the 6 Traits: Grades K-5

    Observe Kristina Smekens introduce a writing trait a day using the Six Traits with hand-drawn characters.

  10. video thumbnail for Understanding Disciplinary Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Content LiteracyDecember 23, 2015

    Understanding Disciplinary Literacy: Grades 5-12

    Teaching students to employ discipline-specific reading strategies is the focus of this session featuring Kristina Smekens. This session is ideal for mixed departments of secondary content-area and English/language arts teachers who are ready to ramp up the rigor of literacy integration.

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