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Readers in the Middle with Katie Doherty

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Catalogue Number:  CL0017
Producer:  Choice Literacy
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010

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Reading workshops have become the norm in many middle schools across the country. In recent years, workshop routines of minilessons, conferring, and whole-class discussions have been supplemented with book clubs, strategy instruction, and more emphasis on nonfiction texts.

This DVD takes you into Katie Doherty's vibrant inner-city middle school reading workshop. Katie and her students explore the "new basics" of reader's workshop, including:
  • Discussing literature through student-led book clubs
  • Developing strategies to assist students who struggle
  • Using picture books to teach inferring skills
  • Conferring in ways that differentiate instruction
  • Connecting writing with response to literature through focused prompts
  • Pulling small groups for guided practice
  • Responding to poetry and
  • Choosing books for independent reading based on peer recommendations.
These lively and diverse students are young, yet you can see glimpses of the mature and articulate readers they are becoming through the high expectations and wide range of choices they experience every day in the classroom.

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