Into the Book: Behind the Lesson is an unscripted professional development series that features exemplary
teachers effectively teaching their students to be strategic readers. The Making Connections episode features 1st - grade teacher, Gale Chartier, working
with her students. Watch Gale's students make text to text, text to self and text to world connections that help them build understanding of the texts they
are reading. After the lesson, Dr. Michael P. Ford, professor of reading education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, interviews Gale about her reading
comprehension lesson and her experience teaching comprehension strategies to primary students.
Peek into Gales's classroom — see the slideshow.
Get Gale's downloads: Literacy Centers (pdf)
Listen to Gale answer Dr. Ford's questions in the clips below. These are questions and answers that were not in the video! And while you're at it, why not
record your own reflections in the
(Might come in handy for your professional portfolio.) You can also join the discussion with Gale and other
Don't forget to watch the Preview Clips from Into the Book to see how Mrs. Pingel models teaching this strategy.
Download this Guide to using Behind the Lesson for professional development.
How are you going to follow up today's lesson?
At the end of your lesson you did some social processing, what is the importance of that with young children?
How do you choose the books for the children's book boxes and small group reading instruction?
Talk about the importance of using different student grouping arrangements.
What value do you find in creating a print rich environment for young children?