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Literacy & Reading Videos

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Exemplary teachers and professional development authors confront issues pertaining to a variety of readers. Learn about new practices in reading skills, interventions, assessing comprehension and fluency, or guiding students in literature choices that are relevant and inspiring.

Building Fluency Teaching an Oral Recitation Lesson
In order to build reading fluency, a teacher models an effective lesson on reading aloud as a group.

Reading Records Reading Records: Why and How
A teacher assesses a student's reading while taking detailed notes, then provides insights based on the patterns in her errors.

Reading Comprehension Improving Reading Comprehension
A model teacher introduces new vocabulary by using a concept definition map.

Teaching open syllables Building Decoding Skills and Strategies: Teaching Open Syllables
A teacher A teacher motivates students to participate in a lesson about open syllables with an enthusiastic introduction.


Jeff Wilhelm Jeff Wilhelm: Promoting Inquiry in Language Arts
Inquiry-based teaching encourages reading and facilitates understanding in the language arts.

ELL Teacher Assessment of Comparison of Minimal Sounds
A teacher assesses an ELL student's ability to differentiate between similar sounding words.

Engaging With Fiction Engaging With Fiction: Making Inferences
A teacher demonstrates how to support inferences by using a student skit as an example.

Improving Decoding SkillsE Teaching Digraphs: Improve Decoding Skills
A model teacher leads the class in recognizing different letter combinations that produce the "sh" sound.

High School Literacy: Comprehension Through Active, Strategic Reading Teaching Students How to Mark a Text: Set Expectations
A teacher encourages students to set their own expectations by collectively brainstorming reasons to mark a test.


Read Aloud With Nonfiction Read Aloud With Nonfiction: Motivate and Focus
Watch a teacher provide opportunities to practice oral language skills and listening comprehension by reading aloud from a nonfiction book.

Using a Story Map for Retellings Using a Story Map for Retellings
From a lesson from Putting Reading First in Your Classroom, a teacher employs a story map to assess text comprehension.

Guided Reading: Modeling Fix-Up Strategies Guided Reading: Modeling Fix-Up Strategies
Learn effective classroom strategies and techniques you can immediately use with your guided reading groups.

Carol Fuhler and Maria WaltherCarol J. Fuhler and Maria P. Walther: Managing a Busy Teaching Day
When pressed for time in the classroom, prioritize and make cross-curicular connections.

Marilyn Jager AdamsMarilyn Adams: What Do Recent National Changes Mean for How We Teach Reading?
The Chief Scientist of Soliloquy Learning discusses the implications of her research and the potential of technology to address reading gaps.

Alfred TatumAlfred Tatum: How Do Recent National Changes Affect the Books That Educators Provide?
The Assistant Professor of Literacy of Northern Illinois University stresses the need for relevant literature "that will change [students'] lives, and text they will remember and live by."

Nancie AtwellNancie Atwell: The Reading Zone
Atwell outlines the core conditions necessary for readers to enter the lives and experiences of characters.

      • Comprehension
        Atwell explains how to determine whether or not students are truly understanding what they are reading.
      • Student Choice
        When students choose what they read, they get to experience the pleasures and personal relevance of reading.
      • Creating Passionate Readers
        Atwell describes the beginnings of a life as a reader.

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  • Subjects:
    ESL and ELL, Assessment, Curriculum Development, Content Area Reading, Guided Reading, Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Assessment, Reading Fluency, Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences, Vocabulary, New Teacher Resources, Teacher Tips and Strategies, Teacher Training and Continuing Education, Educational Technology
  • Skills:
    Decoding Words, Development of Reading Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Nonfiction Texts, Vocabulary
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