See Guided Reading in action. Join Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they highlight effective guided reading lessons and conduct lessons with children.
Essential Elements, the first part of the DVD, lets you watch guided reading lessons as they unfold. You'll observe how teachers introduce a text, support children as they read orally and silently, discuss text meaning, use "teaching points" to reinforce effective reading strategies, revisit the text to extend meaning, and conduct word work as needed.
In the second part, The Skillful Teacher, Fountas, Pinnell, and the teachers examine how to plan and organise for guided reading lessons. They discuss how to meet the needs of individual readers in their groups and teach for effective reading strategies. You'll discover how to group children, select books, plan the book introduction, and support children in word solving, comprehending strategies, and reading with fluency. There are also helpful hints on finding time to take running records.
Irene C. Fountas, a professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist and consultant in school districts in the USA and overseas. She works extensively in the literacy education field and directs the Literacy Collaborative in the School of Education at Lesley University.
Gay Su Pinnell is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has received the International Reading Association’s Albert J. Harris Award for research and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for her contributions to the field of education. She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.