Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jennifer Wolff Guided Reading

In the video I watched, a teacher was guiding the students to answer questions regarding the author and book. Students were to use their previous skills learned during read-alouds and shared reading sessions. By recalling their previous knowledge, the teacher guided questions to make them think more. The students were to read the book prior to the session, and be able to fully answer the questions given. A few questions given, were for instance, "What was the authors intent in this book?" "What was he trying to get at?" "What did he want you to think about while reading?" The students individually answered the questions and raised their hands. The teacher would then call on multiple students to hear their opinions.
One part that I thought was very interesting was when the teacher asked, "How did the author write this book?" "What strategies did the arthor use to write this book?" Students all answered differently. Some students said he used "compassion, research (need real facts), running out of time." I thought this was so cool that students were able to brainstorm why authors would write certain books.
I think this video is very beneficial. It gives the viewer a step by step process of how to incorporate guided reading in the classroom. If I were asked to incorporate guided reading in my classroom tomorrow, I would be so lost. However, I think seeing first hand how different teachers can incorporate their own style into the classroom brings diversity. Every teacher should be able to bring their own style of teaching into the classroom.


1 comment:

  1. I agree with what your video says about using prior knowledge. My video also talks about this concept. I think this is a very useful concept. It not only helps the child relate the reading to their own life, but it also engages their minds to begin to think and prepare themselves for reading.