Into the Book: Teacher Video is a professional development series that accompanies the student classroom
series. The Visualizing episode features 3rd grade inclusion teacher Kristin Leglar and district special education teacher Jennifer Ingebritsen working
with their students on visualizing. After the lesson, Dr. Michael P. Ford, professor of reading education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh,
interviews Kris and Jen about their reading comprehension lesson and their own professional development practices.
Peek into Kris and Jen's classroom — see
Get Kris and Jen's downloads: Bookmark (pdf), Asessment checklist (pdf), Visualizing Response sheet (pdf)
Listen to Kris and Jen answer Dr. Ford's questions in the clips below. And while you're at it, why not record your own reflections in the
teacher notebook? (Might come in handy for your professional portfolio.) You can also join the discussion with Jen, Kris 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.
What would you do differently with this lesson the next time
you teach it?
How did your teaching collaboration come about, and why do you feel it's important?
How critical is the assessment piece? What information do you collect on a daily basis, and how do you use it?
What is your typical daily plan for reading instruction?
How do you keep your students engaged throughout the reading lesson?
How much time should be spent modeling and in guided practice?