Reading Process Classroom Environment Instructional Decision Making Sample Lessons by Level

Level 13 Sample Lesson – Day 2

Levels 13 – 16: Day 2 Supporting Documents: 


Lesson Segment
(Video Clip)
General Purpose
Questions to Consider While Viewing (Links to Facilitator Notes for PLC)
Teacher Commentary
(Video Clip)
Familiar Rereading 






Running Record Excerpts (1:34)

Develop fluency
Practice strategies independently  



Assess student strengths and needs Each child reads a previously-read book independently

Each child reads a previously-read book independently 




Teacher takes a running record on one child’s reading (rotate child each lesson)

Review the text of Ratty-Tatty and the child’s running record. What do you learn about the child’s strengths and needs from the running record? What teaching point might you choose? Running Record Analysis (4:27)
Running Record Teaching Point (1:48) Teach or reinforce a problem-solving strategy students can use while reading the current and future texts. Based on the running record, teacher chooses the strategy to teach or reinforce, refers to what the child did in the text and how the strategy applies, and may give the child opportunities in the text for additional practice. Note some of the teacher’s language and teaching moves in her teaching point. Why does she use these approaches? Running Record Teaching Point (3:27)
Guided Writing: Composing the Writing (3:44) Practice and support behaviors used to compose and construct writing in various genres; maximize reading/writing reciprocity; Students write related to the text, incorporating elements needing reinforcement (e.g., hearing sounds in words, using known word parts, using literary structures). Writing may be co- created or individually generated by each child. Teacher prompts to each child’s needs. How does the teacher support the children to create their own summaries?
Choosing and Initiating Writing (3:09)
Guided Writing: Supporting Student Writers (3:43) Note the language the teacher uses to support students with their writing. What strategies and skills is she reinforcing? Supporting Student Writers (7:15)
Guided Writing: Concluding the Writing (4:15) What is accomplished with this segment of the lesson?  
Complete Lesson (21:43)