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Lisa Lunney Borden – The Importance of Language

Assessment and Feedback

Inquiry Check-in: Collaboration

Assessing Impact

Parents Agree, Inquiry Matters

Queen Alexandra graduates sharing their insights

Sharing the Learning

Inquiry Projects at the Junior Level

Presenting a Disaster

Preparing for a Disaster

From Planning the Math to Doing the Math – Content Knowledge and Algebraic Reasoning

“Chapter One Problem”: Getting Started in the Classroom

First Language and Social Identity

Learning Math Vocabulary in Context

Flexible Groupings: Small Picture Perspective

No Flying Elbows: Building a Talk Community

Communicate with Parents About Mathematics: Extending Understandings

What Language Do You Dream In? Don’t Make Assumptions

We Are All Teachers of English Language Learners

Frame a Challenge of Practice

Who Owns the Learning?

Connect the Dots Across the School: Supporting Families and Educators

Consolidation: Math Circle

“A Different Kind of Success”: More than a Mark

That Community Feeling: Safe, Authentic, Transparent

Flexible Groupings: Big Picture Perspective

Making Sense of Reading Instruction – Grades 4 to 6

Parent Reflection

Meaning Maker – Introduction

Four Resources Model – Overview

Birthday Bag

Classroom Blog

Home and School Connections – Introduction

Mystery Box

Parent Engagement

Text User Introduction

Understanding Language

Revisiting Pedagogical Documentation

Inference Game


Inquiry-Based Learning

Multi-Media Texts

Reading Response

Reflective Thinking

Critical Thinking

Literacy Techniques: Treasure Words

Blog Critique

Text Analyzer – Introduction

Vocabulary for Thinking

Writing Conference

Vivid Verbs

Shared Writing

Descriptive Language

Building Sentences

Word Study


Writing: Labels

Unfamiliar Words


Inquiry: Gathering Data



Rich Tasks – Introduction

Allan Luke: Vocabulary

Phonemic Awareness

Alphabetic Awareness

Code User – Introduction

Bump It Up Wall

Allan Luke – Critical Literacy

Website Review

Authentic Writing

Inside-Outside Circle

Student-Teacher Writing Conferences

Developing Success Criteria

Jeffrey Wilhelm Debrief

Quick Write and Choral Montage

Mantle of the Expert

Responding to Text: Small-Group Sharing

Building Common Background Knowledge: Read Aloud

Discovering Voice: Creating the Conditions for Learning

Documentation Panels

Reading the World: Allan Luke

Relevance and Authenticity: Articulating Values and Beliefs and Taking Action – Grade 2

Play-based Learning in Authentic Real-Life Contexts – Kindergarten

Reading Different Texts – Grade 2

Talking About Learning in Kindergarten

Peer Conferencing in Grade 2

The Gradual Release of Responsibility

Authentic Real-Life Inquiry in Kindergarten

Teaching with an Inquiry Stance – Grade 1/2 Teacher

A Child’s Perspective on Reading

Discovering Voice: Student Reflections

Building Collective Knowledge: Whole Group Sharing

Circle Discussion

Dynamic Language Development

Teacher Talk

Oral Language Potential

Purposeful, Dynamic Talk

Presentations and Conversations

Shared Reading

Using Maps to Tell The Importance of Place

Using Questions To Uncover Story

Using Metaphor to Deepen Understanding

Using Visual Arts to Tell Story

Using Video To Tell Story: Interview

Using Video to Tell Story: Image Composition

Using Poetry to Explore Identity: David Booth

Using Drama to Explore Identity: David Booth

Taking Learning on the Road

Planning for Learning on the Road

Providing the Spark: Jowi Taylor

Planning for Inspired Instruction

Something I’d Like to Say

Field Guide Notebooks with a View

What Makes for Success? How Do I Know?

Beginning with the End Culminating Tasks

Goals for Learning

Planning For Inquiry

Getting Started

The 6 Cs – Loaded Language

Literature Circles: Teacher Debrief

Self-Assessment Through Media Construction

Student-Facilitated Literature Circles

Teacher-Facilitated Literature Circles

Literature Circles: An Overview

Before Viewing

Snapshots of Effective Practice: Guided Reading

Literary Conversations – Predicting to Support Comprehension

Visualizing: Grade 1

Annette Woods: Critical Literacy

Critical Literacy: Read Aloud

Vocabulary Development Through Word Sorts

Shared Student Writing

Teacher/Student Writing Conference

Using Powerful Words in Writing

Shared Reading Using Cloze

Powerful Words

Fostering Independent Learning

Preparing for Shared Writing

Reciprocal Teaching

Snapshots of Effective Practice: Shared Reading

Snapshots of Effective Practice: Read Aloud

Student Led Conference 2

Student Led Conference 1

Writing Conference: Student/Teacher

Precision Teaching in the Primary Classroom – Writing: Shared Writing

Precision Teaching in the Primary Classroom – Writing Conference: Peers

Primary Literacy – Success Criteria and Exemplars

Primary Literacy – Shared Writing

A Quick Check for Understanding

Classroom Tour

Student Self-Assessment

Guided Reading Debrief

Guided Reading

Writing Conference: Peers

Success Criteria and Exemplars

Multiple Meaning of Words

Inference Game

Differentiated Word Sort and Teacher Debrief

Making the Learning Visible

Precision Teaching in the Primary Classroom – Introduction

Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback

Classroom Tour

The Student’s Perspective

Moderation of Student Work

Preparing for Shared Writing

Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback

Developing Inquiring Minds – Introduction

Accountable Talk

Reading Conference: Text Structure

Inquiry Presentation

Think Aloud

Media Deconstruction

Writing a Web Page

Automobile Ad Deconstruction

Blog Deconstruction

Newspaper Article Deconstruction

Creating a Mind Map

Student Reflection

Guided Reading Debrief

Differentiated Writing Instruction

Summary Remarks

Changing Practice

Playful Talk: Practising Focused Conversations at Centres

Playful Talk: Demonstrating Focused Conversations at Centres

Purposeful Talk: Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds – The Third Reading – Kindergarten

Purposeful Talk: Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds – The Second Reading – Kindergarten

Purposeful Talk: Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds – The First Reading – Kindergarten

Planned Talk: Using Think-Pair-Share – Kindergarten

Planned Talk: Teaching Think-Pair-Share

Analyzing Talk

Network Forming and Norming

Networked Learning Communities

The Importance of Oral Language

Reading Conference: Critical Literacy

Shared Reading: Loaded Language

Shared Reading: Signal Words

Assessment and Planning

Student-Teacher Conference Feedback

Effective Instruction in Reading Comprehension – Conclusion

Reflection / Metacognition

Gradual Release of Responsibility

Reader’s Theatre

Learning Stations

Language-Rich Environment

Effective Instruction in Reading Comprehension – Language and Word Study

Influences on Comprehension

Reading Conference: Critical Thinking

Literary Conversations

Effective Instruction in Reading Comprehension – Reciprocal Teaching

Accountable Talk: Critical Literacy

Read Aloud: Critical Literacy/Questioning


Strategic Instruction

Individual Conference: Assessment / Metacognition

Guided Reading: Metacognition

Shared Reading: Text Structure

Making Predictions

Literacy for the Twenty-First Century

Introduction – Effective Instruction in Reading Comprehension

Literacy for All with David Booth – Pt.1

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