Reflection Questions:
  • What do you notice the teacher does as she demonstrates her thinking alongside her students?  What impact might this demonstration of thinking have upon her students as readers?

  • The reading process has three parts:  before the reading, during the reading, and after the reading.  Discuss what activities Ms. Driskell used in each part of the reading process during the guided reading lesson.  Why do you think she chose each of these activities?

  • How does Mrs. Driskell use the text to scaffold the first graders' writing?  Describe her expectations for writing?