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  1. video thumbnail for Re-Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text: Grades K-5

    December 21, 2015

    Re-Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text: Grades K-5

    Observe how Kristina Smekens re-introduces the Six Traits to a class that learned them the previous year.

  2. 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.

  3. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers: Grades K-5

    In this video, Kristi McCullough provides strategies to support readers who have already mastered a high number of high-frequency words. You will acquire strategies to teach students how to document their thinking, summarize the reading, fine-tune fluency, and solve word problems.

  4. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers: Grades K-5

    Kristi McCullough shares strategies to target high-frequency words and phonics skills while also increasing phrasing and expression in fluency. She also demonstrates how to assess reading comprehension as students retell and summarize texts.

  5. video thumbnail for Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Fluent Readers: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Fluent Readers: Grades K-5

    Since Fluent Readers need less support to decode words, learn how to support their thinking with word-work opportunities that focus more on the meaning of vocabulary words. Kristi McCullough targets how to boost comprehension by helping students document key details from the text to achieve deeper inferential thinking.

  6. video thumbnail for Creating and Conducting Differentiated Small Groups: Grades K-5

    ReadingMay 15, 2015

    Creating and Conducting Differentiated Small Groups: Grades K-5

    Recognize and examine the four different stages of reading and the characteristics of readers that fit each stage. After explaining the four stages, Kristi McCullough offers strategies for compiling data, planning meetings, and getting organized for small-group instruction.

  7. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #2 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 24, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #2 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency: Grades K-5

    Setting procedures for working with a partner is a foundational element of the Fluency Station. Kristi McCullough provides practical tips for selecting appropriate texts for K-5 students to use as they practice reading fluently in this station.

  8. video thumbnail for Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 24, 2014

    Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year: Grades K-5

    Once stations are introduced, the rest of the year focuses on skill development. In this session, Kristi McCullough explains how to manage the classroom when multiple stations are in action, including how to rotate stations and how to hold students accountable.

  9. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #3 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 12, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #3 – Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work: Grades K-5

    After introducing phonics and word study concepts to the whole class, Kristi McCullough reveals how the Word-Work Station can provide K-5 readers independent practice of skills previously taught. Once the station is up and running, it can be efficiently maintained with manipulatives that are easy to create and organize.

  10. video thumbnail for Literacy Station Launch #1 – Using the Classroom Library to Build Stamina: Grades K-5

    ReadingNovember 12, 2014

    Literacy Station Launch #1 – Using the Classroom Library to Build Stamina: Grades K-5

    Launching literacy stations starts by building K-5 students' stamina to work independently within The Classroom Library. In this session, Kristi McCullough explains how to implement the 10 steps of independence while building a well-planned and organized Classroom Library.

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