Blogstitute Week 6: Preview Cris Tovani’s new video

July 30th, 2012

As we wrap up our Summer Blogstitute this week, we are happy to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of Cris Tovani’s new video, Talk to Me. In this 90-minute DVD, you can 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, โ€œTalk to me.โ€

This is your last week to comment on any Blogstitute post and be one of three winners to receive a package of five Stenhouse books of your choice. You can also purchase Cris’ new video — as well as videos and and books written by this year’s Blogstitute authors (Peter Johnston, Mark Overmeyer, Kimberly Hill Campbell, Kristi Lattimer, Jeff Anderson, Cris Tovani, Debbie Diller, Chris Confer, and Marco Ramirez) and receive a 20% discount and free shipping by using code BLOG by August 30.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mrs. V  |  July 30th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    It is always so nice to see favorite authors at work with their students! Based on this clip, I am excited about the full video.

  • 2. Tara B  |  July 30th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Mrs. V,
    I agree! I love being able to see teachers at work, especially ones I have come to “know” and trust over the yearsfrom reading their work.

  • 3. Maria Wadensten  |  July 30th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I love Summer Blogstitute. It’s so interesting when the authors share their thoughts with us. I want to own all the good books!

  • 4. Tracy  |  July 31st, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Good clip to end the series and get us all thinking about the upcoming school year. Thanks for another great Blogstitute!

  • 5. Kelly Mogk  |  July 31st, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes! There are so many boys out there that need teachers like this. Beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing this, and for all the great blogstitute learning that has been happening.

  • 6. Michelle Nero  |  July 31st, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I can read, read, read all I want about conferring with students, but like many others, a visual adds another dimension all together! Thanks for sharing this clip and look forward to more, more, more!

  • 7. Linda Baie  |  August 6th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The video looks great. It would be a good addition to our teachers’ PD collection, to view and discuss together. Thank you!

  • 8. Shelly Stasney  |  August 7th, 2012 at 1:20 am

    One of my goals this year is to become better at conferencing. Just watching and hearing Omar, makes me excited to get back and see that in my own students! Thanks to a recommendation from Donalyn Miller I just bought the Skeleton series.

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