Deepening Meaning: Returning to the Book with Kindergartners
This follow-up reading’s focus is about deepening meaning of the book. Debra again models her thinking and invites students to turn-and-talk several times during their second reading of Which Pet is Best?
Students join in reading the text aloud with the teacher as they choose.
Debra uses a pointer to track the print by moving fluidly under the text, as all students in the class have one-to-one match established.
Debra Crouch works nationally as an independent literacy consultant, collaborating with districts and schools in designing professional learning opportunities. Her work empowers teachers, principals, and coaches to envision instructional decisions that matter for children—decisions about processes for learning that unfold over time, across texts and among practices. She actively shares her thinking and practices through long-term professional learning opportunities with districts across the country serving children from diverse backgrounds, languages, and socioeconomic needs.