Teaching in Action

Classroom Libraries

Read aloud titles displayed that reflect students in the class.

Read aloud titles displayed that reflect students in the class.

Dual language teachers at PS 149 celebrate read aloud texts.

Dual language teachers at PS 149 celebrate read alouds and have multiple titles in the same content to support language and vocabulary alongside strategies being taught.

Allyson and Deanna's visually enhanced baskets enticed readers to choose in a variety of ways.

4th grade teachers at PS 92, Allyson and Deanna, provided visually enhanced baskets to entice readers to choose books in a variety of ways and incorporate multiple levels in one place. This helped readers to see themselves as more than a lettered level.

Jen's library welcomed students to choose just-right books and celebrate the community of readers at PS 199

Jen’s library welcomes students in her classroom to choose just-right books by level, author, genre and topic amongst others and celebrates her community of readers at PS 199

At PS 199, Iris makes choosing informational texts easy for ELLs in her library.

At PS 199, Iris makes choosing informational texts easy for ELLs in her library.

Tere and her colleagues begin to organize the leveled books at their school, Guadalajara

Tere and her colleagues begin to organize the leveled books at their school.
Guadalajara, México

Instructional Charts That Support Learning and Talk

Nelly scaffolded her ELLs' language and thinking, incorporating them into the chart-making process to support meaning.

Nelly scaffolded her ELLs’ language and thinking, incorporating them into the chart-making process to support meaning.

First grade learners in México begin to use conversational prompts.

First grade learners in México begin to use conversational prompts.

This reading workshop chart from PS 199 uses visuals, color-coding and a high-interest text to support readers who are also language learners.

This reading workshop chart from PS 199 uses visuals, color-coding and a high-interest text to support readers who are also language learners.

Instructional chart used during a reading minilesson in Guadalajara brings in language readers are expected to use and examples from texts the teacher has read out loud.

Instructional chart used during a reading minilesson in Guadalajara brings in language readers are expected to use and examples from texts the teacher has read out loud.

Writing is supported by this chart from PS 199 to demonstrate the strategy taught and promote independence when writers go off to revise their pieces.

Writing is supported by this chart from PS 199 to demonstrate the strategy taught and promote independence when writers go off to revise their pieces.

Communities

Readers in Tere's second grade class choose their own just-right books in Guadalajara!

Readers in Tere’s second grade class choose their own just-right books in Guadalajara!

Jumana leads a small group of her writers as they revise personal narratives in Amman.

Jumana leads a small group of her writers as they revise personal narratives in Amman.

Readers confer and have access to books that interest them and that they can read independently.

Readers confer and have access to books that interest them and that they can read independently.

Anthony's class collects thoughts during the read aloud that they can return to and talk more about.

Anthony’s class collects thoughts during the read aloud that they can return to and talk more about.

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