Audio 6.3: Cristina Gillanders

Audio 6.3: Cristina Gillanders Dr. Gillanders, an investigator who studies Latino emergent literacy and bilingualism, talks about why reading aloud is important for dual language learners. (running time: 1 min. 52 sec.)   View TranscriptCristina: Reading aloud allows you to be very intentional about the words that you need to teach to these children. So…

Audio 6.2: Samtra Devard

Audio 6.2: Samtra Devard Samtra, the mother of three children, including one who has a disability, talks about why it is important for teachers to know and use research-based literacy practices with young children with disabilities. (running time: 1 min. 31 sec.)   View TranscriptSamtra: I didn’t know how literacy instruction worked and how does…

Audio 6.1: Pam Zornick

Audio 6.1: Pam Zornick Pam Zornick, a pre-K teacher, talks about how student teachers can shape classroom practices, including a story of how one student teacher changed the way an assistant teacher read to the children. (running time: 1 min., 42 sec.)   View TranscriptPam: It’s really great to have this opportunity to have someone…

Handout 6.3: CROWD Strategy Planning Sheet

Handout 6.3: CROWD Strategy Planning Sheet Resource Type: Handout In this activity, learners consider family views on effective communication with teachers related to embedded interventions. Learners watch a video demonstrating one way to improve communication and are challenged to come up with their own communication strategies. Resource File (PDF):  CONNECT-Handout-6.3.pdf

Activity 6.8a: Consider experience-based knowledge

Activity 6.8a: Consider experience-based knowledge Resource Type: Activity In this activity, learners listen to clips of phone interviews of family and professional leaders in early childhood, and identify important considerations about reading practices. Resource File (PDF):  CONNECT-Activity-6-8a.pdf