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, Linda Diaz teaches students in her fourth grade bilingual class how to activate and use their prior knowledge to read a picture book about immigration.
In this episode, you will see the following learning resource used:
Listen to Linda answer questions about how she teaches the strategy in her classroom.
Question: "Can you talk about the differences between your students' oral language competency and their ability to use English when writing, reading and listening?"
Question: "When students are working in groups, what do you do to make sure that the child, who needs the practice of actually reading the text, gets the practice of reading as opposed to being the listener?"
Question: "In a diverse class like this, how do you level the playing field so that all kids are bringing prior knowledge they need to the page?"