Documentary Illustrating Storytelling and Meaning Making with Children
Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32-minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this documentary, Carle methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches, and ruminates on drafts of his books. “I can do it. You can do it.” is his message and his mantra. View the full documentary for free on YouTube.
nothing more beautiful than the sound of children reading. That beautiful,
bright-eyed face that comes up to you seeing himself or herself as a reader
melts my heart. Knowing that you fostered that belief and gave that child a
gift that will never stop giving is truly magical.
Guided reading experts Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufrense provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials, and activities to use to help students excel. The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson’s bestselling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. It uses a gradual release-of-responsibility approach that guides students to independent word-solving; introduces readers to six approaches to phonics and word study; and presents more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from preA–Z.
This school year, The New York Times is offering a free, flexible, seven-unit writingcurriculum based on real-world genres found not just in The Times, but in all kinds of print and online sources. Woven into each unit are multiple opportunities for students to publish and have their writing read by authentic audiences.