Sunday, July 8, 2012

Video: Previewing Informational Text with Grade 2 Guided Reading Group

I was a guest for a school system in New York and I was working with second graders as their teachers watched. In this video, I introduce students to the idea of previewing text and text features (table of contents, photo) .  The texts are leveled at 16 and include fiction and informational texts.  The idea of choice is important and I wanted to demonstrate that providing students with managed choice  (teacher selects a range of texts and students preview texts and select one to read) enhances reading. This video was filmed in November. This is the students first encounter with informational text.



  1. Added to my courses for the fall. Thanks!

  2. You're welcome Jane. Can't wait to hear more about your course, especially the readings and the engagements:)