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Watch & Learn (Reading Rockets)

Watch and learn as Reading Rockets goes inside the classroom and captures effective techniques for teaching all aspects of Reading 101
Watch & Learn (Reading Rockets)

Description

Teaching reading is a hugely complicated task. So much so that researcher Louisa Moats ended up entitling her influential article "Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science." Watch and learn as Reading Rockets goes inside the classroom and captures effective techniques for teaching all aspects of Reading 101. The video clips are from Reading Rockets' PBS television series Launching Young Readers.
Launching Young Readers is designed for teachers, parents, caregivers, and anyone else interested in helping children learn to read. The programs feature the country's top reading experts, look at different reading strategies, provide practical advice for parents, and interweave the personal stories of children, families, and teachers.
The following podcasts are available on ReadingRockets.org. For more information visit Reading Rockets' Reading 101 section, where you'll find related videos, articles, and techniques for teaching reading effectively!

Link: www.readingrockets.org

Episodes

Print Awareness: Becoming Aware of Print

Jul 1, 2010 4:10

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This clip, from Reading Rockets' PBS television series Launching Young Readers, shows how 32-month-old Mira's parents help her become aware of print.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Informal Assessment: Assessment by Specialists

Jul 1, 2010 3:28

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At a Lindamood-Bell Center in Denver, a seven-year-old receives one-on-one assessment and guidance. From Reading Rockets' PBS television series Launching Young Readers.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Writing

Jul 1, 2010 5:28

Description:

Lynn Reichle and her second grade students go on a writing adventure called Writers' Workshop. From Reading Rockets' PBS television series Launching Young Readers.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Text Comprehesion: Students Take Charge

Jul 1, 2010 2:56

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This video clip, from Reading Rockets' PBS television series Launching Young Readers, shows a Seattle school using a technique called Reciprocal Teaching to help students improve their reading comprehension.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Developing Fluency

Jul 1, 2010 4:14

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Fluency is the ability to read aloud without hesitation and with good inflection. Without fluency, readers struggle to comprehend the words they read. Recognizing the importance of fluency in reading comprehension, the RAVE-O program helps students make connections between words, leading to more automatic decoding and word recognition.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Letters and Sounds

Jul 1, 2010 5:16

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Phonemic awareness is an important part of reading, and developing this understanding takes constant practice at school and home. Watch as this teacher helps to develop phonemic awareness through word games while carefully monitoring progress. His multilingual kindergartners may not come from English-speaking homes, but they are sure to develop into readers with the careful steps he takes to ensure success.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Spelling: Word Families

Jul 1, 2010 3:22

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At Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville, Mississippi, Tina Scholtes teaches first graders a handy spelling pattern that helps them recognize word clusters.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Helping Struggling Readers

Jul 1, 2010 4:52

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The Lab School in Washington, D.C., shows how one-on-one tutoring helps struggling readers achieve phonemic awareness.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Alphabet Principle

Jul 1, 2010 3:45

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In Houston, the teacher of an advanced kindergarten class connects letters and sounds in a systematic and explicit way.
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Spelling Patterns

Jul 1, 2010 4:23

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The Johnson School in Charlottesville, VA, has its own homegrown reading program called RISE (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence).
For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Invented Spelling

Jul 1, 2010 4:41

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In a Connecticut suburb, first grade teacher Carol Spinello turns a spelling lesson into something of a game.

For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Assessing Reading Skills

Jul 1, 2010 3:47

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At the Stern Center in Williston, Vermont, struggling students get a leg up on reading and other skills.

For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.