Synthesizing Butterflies: Teaching Reading Strategies to Kindergartners
Catalogue Number: CL0000
Producer: Choice Literacy
Subject: Professional Development
Grade Level: Educators
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2006
Running Time: 30
The print materials on the companion Workshop Guide CD provide step-by-step instructions for eight different professional development workshops in a variety of formats. Student writing samples, practical explanations of literacy and learning theories, and children's book suggestions linked to different strategies are all provided.
The Workshop Kit includes a CD with print materials for eight workshops, featuring student writing samples, advice from Andie, and further background on the research supporting strategy instruction.
This program is appropriate for grades K-2 teachers who are integrating strategy instruction into thematic units. Andie Cunningham is the co-author (with Ruth Shagoury) of Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners (Stenhouse, 2005). Andie was a kindergarten teacher for five years at Harold Oliver Primary School in Portland, Oregon, and currently works as an instructor at Lewis and Clark College.
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