Into the Book: Behind the Lesson is an unscripted professional learning series that features exemplary educators effectively teaching their students to be strategic readers.
In this episode, Dr. Michael P. Ford teaches a third grade class how inferring can help them understand characters in a story. The students then practice their skills while reading self-selected books.
Listen to Dr. Ford answer questions about how he teaches the strategy in her classroom.
Question: "Are there any people that influence your thinking, especially about comprehension strategy instruction?"
Question: "How do you know whether the students have learned what you intended for them to learn?"
Question: "What is the value of having students self-evaluate?" (Dr. Ford had his students evaluate their work at the end of his lesson.)