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Talk to me

Tovani, Cris
Do you have students who lack stamina and struggle when it comes to sticking with difficult texts? So does Cris Tovani. In this new video, which complements So what do they really know? her groundbreaking book on formative assessment, she takes you inside the classroom, where she faces the same challenges you do. Follow Cris as she confers with Irving and guides him to access and connect his background knowledge, or as she buckles down with Israel and helps him grow his vocabulary and develop a sense of text structure. Throughout fourteen conferences with individual students and five group conferences (ninety minutes of classroom footage), Cris differentiates her instruction to meet her adolescent readers' and writers' needs by listening to, learning about, and connecting with her students. Watch what happens when she sits next to a student, engages him or her eye-to-eye, and simply says, Talk to me. "About the author: Cris Tovani is a native of Colorado and received her degrees from the University of San Diego and the University of Colorado. She is currently doing national consulting and teaching work and serving as a literacy coach full time at Overland High School. "I think my draw to teaching and professional development is this challenge, to figure out what kids need and then how to help them 'get better' at whatever it is they are trying to learn.

Talk to me.

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

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Originally produced by Stenhouse Publishers in 2012.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Tovani, Cris, author.

Kanopy (Firm)
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