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Guided Reading: A Focus on Informational Texts - Professional Development Video Program
Grades K to 5

Bring big results to the small-group setting of guided reading by providing support to students as they work with informational texts.

Guided Reading: A Focus on Informational Texts video set provides an authentic look at guided reading instruction within a comprehensive literacy framework. See four teachers model purposes and strategies for reading informational text and their students respond to and work with the text.

With these staff development videos, teachers can observe best practices at work. They will see their peers effectively working with children, and will be able to observe and discuss many facets of teaching, including: establishing and managing classroom routines, facilitating comprehension, promoting student talk, and encouraging independence.

Click here for more information on each video.

Everything you need to understand and implement informational text learning in your classroom
Newbridge is proud to introduce the latest addition to its staff development family of products—a complete package of videos, books, and a corresponding resource guide where teachers can learn from other teachers. Designed for use with Newbridge Discovery Links® books, the program is the comprehensive way for educators to learn and hone their skills in the systematic teaching of vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension in reading nonfiction texts.

Professional Development Guide
For use with Newbridge Guided Reading Videos

Facilitate your video viewing with this comprehensive resource guide. Ideal for use by individuals, for peer coaching, in staff meetings, and in workshop settings. 32 pages.

The Professional Development Guide features:

  • Guided Questions and Discussion Options—that help to guide and focus the viewers' attention and provide a framework for discussions
  • Viewing Organizers—that provide a framework for observing, keeping track of insights, summarizing main points, and jotting down questions
  • Workshop Activities and Facilitator Notes—that provide additional information and suggest an activity to help summarize and reinforce the teaching point

Available Video Titles (Video running time: approximately 20 minutes each.):
Video 1: Informational Text in a Comprehensive Literacy Program
Join Mellissa Alonso to see how she involves her third-grade students in purposeful listening, talking, viewing, reading, and writing using read-aloud and shared, guided, and independent reading and writing.

Video 2: Using Informational Text in Shared and Guided Reading with Grade 1
Step inside Patricia Blauch's classroom and see how she and her first graders participate in a shared reading lesson and two guided reading groups. Watch students work with questions, diagrams, and an index.

Video 3: Guided Reading with Third Graders
See how Mellissa Alonso first introduces a new book to her students—showing them different ways the author has communicated information, and teaching them how to return to the text to locate and discuss specific information.

Video 4: Guided Reading in the Intermediate Classroom
Join Debbie Anderson as she reinforces the group's understanding of multiple sources of information and how to recognize and use problem/solution text structures. Then see how Yavette Hatfield guides her fifth grade students to recognize and use the patterns of information that structure the text.

Video 5: Teaching for Understanding of Content and Process
View four snapshots of shared and guided reading which show how students link content and process. See how four teachers question and prompt to guide students' understanding of content and their own reading process.

Video 6: Guided Reading: The Big Questions
Learn ways teachers are working through important guided reading issues including getting started, keeping a group together, choosing books, and balancing the use of informational and fictional texts.

Learn more about: Professional Development Resources

Guided Reading: A Focus on Informational Texts - Professional Development Video Program
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
0WA-821950 The Newbridge Professional Development Program: 6 Videos in Display Box; Video Guide; 54 Books (6 copies each of the 9 titles in the videos); 17 Books (1 copy each of 17 titles used in the Workshop Activities); Discovery Links Intermediate+ Assessment Book, Set C (used in the Workshop Activities) $539.00
0WA-820980 Complete Video Collection: 6 Videos in Display Box with Professional Development Guide $119.00
0WA-821951 Professional Development Books: 54 Books (6 copies each of the 9 Newbridge student nonfiction titles used in the videos) $389.00
0WA-821820 Professional Development Guide $15.95
0WA-820973 Video 1: Informational Text in a Comprehensive Literacy Program: Individual Video $19.95
0WA-820974 Video 2: Using Informational Text in Shared and Guided Reading with Grade 1: Individual Video $19.95
0WA-820975 Video 3: Guided Reading with Third Graders: Individual Video $19.95
0WA-820976 Video 4: Guided Reading in the Intermediate Classroom: Individual Video $19.95
0WA-820977 Video 5: Teaching for Understanding of Content and Process: Individual Video $19.95
0WA-820978 Video 6: Guided Reading: The Big Questions: Individual Video $19.95

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