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Bringing Reading to Life: Instruction & Conversation, Grades 3-6. Program 1: The Reading Community
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produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2004), 36 mins
Readers in grades 3–6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond. Teachers need to guide students as they develop soph...
produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2004), 36 mins
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Editing Invitations
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produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 15 mins
Editing Invitations takes you into Jeff Anderson's sixth-grade classroom in San Antonio, Texas as Jeff demonstrates how he naturally links grammar instruction to writer's craft through his "Invitations to Notice." The Invitations are a warm-up activity used at the beginning of writer's workshops to help students l...
produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 15 mins
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Focus on Spelling
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directed by Stuart Williams; produced by Stuart Williams (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2000), 1 hour 53 mins
Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more about the teaching of spelling so that students become more competent writers. The key principles of teaching spelling se...
directed by Stuart Williams; produced by Stuart Williams (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2000), 1 hour 53 mins
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The Joy of Conferring: One-on-one with young readers. Program 1: Listen and Guide - The Dynamics of Conferring
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produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2005), 30 mins
While reading Debbie Miller's book, Reading with Meaning, or viewing her Happy Reading! video series, one wonders at Debbie's ability to orchestrate a buzzing classroom full of first-graders into a cooperative literacy community. The Joy of Conferring lets us focus in with Debbie and see what happens at the indivi...
produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2005), 30 mins
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Leadership: It Doesn't Happen Just Because You Say So
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directed by Jacqueline Ward, fl. 2008 and James Vopat; produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 27 mins
Parent Leadership gives you a close-up look at a series of parent leadership workshops and schoolwide family involvement projects involving Milwaukee elementary and middle school parent-teacher leadership teams. Illustrating workshops described in James Vopat's More Than Bake Sales, this program captures the essen...
directed by Jacqueline Ward, fl. 2008 and James Vopat; produced by Stenhouse Publishers (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 27 mins
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Literature Groups All Year Long
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produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 35 mins
Watch as students and teachers deepen their understanding of literature study groups over the course of a school year. This engaging video takes you into Carolyn Bridges' fourth-grade classroom as she works with literacy specialist Jennifer Allen to launch and sustain student-led literature discussions. Filmed ove...
produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 35 mins
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Strategic Thinking: Reading and Responding
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directed by Lisa Hartman; produced by Lisa Hartman (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2006), 2 hours 1 mins
Nothing matters more than kids' thinking. As teachers, we want to honor kids' thinking and teach them to become critical, thoughtful, independent readers. To help them turn thinking into meaning and to understand what they read, students need an arsenal of strategies to navigate and synthesize text. And they need...
directed by Lisa Hartman; produced by Lisa Hartman (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2006), 2 hours 1 mins
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Strategy Instruction in Action
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directed by Lisa Hartman; produced by Lisa Hartman (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2002), 2 hours 16 mins

As Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis demonstrate in their popular book, Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding, reading comprehension is about much more than answering literal questions at the end of a passage, story, or chapter. In this four-part video series, Stephanie and Anne inv...

directed by Lisa Hartman; produced by Lisa Hartman (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2002), 2 hours 16 mins
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Teaching Apostrophes
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produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 15 mins
This 15-minute video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor text to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas search through a mentor text excerpt to find examples of apostrophes and then categorize them as possessives or...
produced by Brenda Power (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2008), 15 mins
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Think Small! Engaging Our Youngest Readers in Small Groups
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directed by Robert Cozens; produced by Philippa Stratton and Rebecca Marvil (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2009), 1 hour 36 mins
With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small! master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans and teaches various small-group lessons with students at different reading levels while the rest of the class works independe...
directed by Robert Cozens; produced by Philippa Stratton and Rebecca Marvil (Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2009), 1 hour 36 mins
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