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Literacy Place for the Early Years

Literacy Place for the Early Years Program Overview


In these short videos Sue Jacskon, Scholastic Education's National Literacy Consultant, explores the contents of Kindergarten and Grade 3 complete packs, identifying and describing all the components in context. Learn more about Literacy Place for the Early Years >

Moving Up with Literacy Place

Getting Started with Moving Up with Literacy Place


Sue Jackson explores the contents of a Moving Up Grade 5 Complete Pack in this short online video, identifying all the components in context.

Program Overview

Learn more about Moving Up with Literacy Place >

Stepping Up with Literacy Place

Stand Up for Human Rights Digital Book Club overview

An overview of the Web-based book club for Stepping Up with Literacy Place. Learn more about Stepping Up with Literacy Place >

Guided Reading

Tony Stead: Bridges to Independence

These clips were originally from the video series Bridges to Independence, which is no longer available.

Nancie Atwell: The Reading Zone

In this TalkAbout series Nancie Atwell discusses her book The Reading Zone, answers questions about reading comprehension, and shares advice on creating successful reading and writing workshops as well as how to create passionate readers. Learn more about The Reading Zone >

Reading Workshop

See how one teacher conducts a typical reading workshop in her classroom. Includes short glimpses of a mini-lesson, independent reading, small group instruction, conferring, and reading response activities.

Five Questions with Shelley Harwane

Shelley Harwane, author of Look Who's Learning to Read, answers questions about teaching reading. Learn more about Look Who's Learning to Read >

Revision in Writing

Janet Angelillo, the author of The Struggling Writer talks about teaching revision in this five part video. Teachers as well as students view revision as the toughest part of writing. How do we motivate and encourage students to revise their writing? How do we get teachers involved in the revision process?

Barry Lane on Writing

In this short four-part video Barry Lane talks about using humour in the classroom, and the importance of writing in all areas of education.

Motivating Writers

Linda Rief answers the question, "How do we get students to start writing, especially when they say, 'I don't have anything to write about.' Is it more a question of confidence rather than competence?"

Grammar: Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith

In the interview Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith discuss ideas and teaching strategies in their book Getting it Right. Learn more about Getting it Right >

Tony Stead: Time for Nonfiction

These clips were originally from the video series Time for Nonfiction, which is no longer available.
 
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