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Watch Katie and Matt . . . Sit Down and Teach Up eBook

Watch Katie and Matt . . . Sit Down and Teach Up eBook

Two Master Teachers Review Their Thinking as They Confer with Beginning Writers

Watch Katie and Matt open up their thinking in classroom conferences with preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade writers in this groundbreaking video-enhanced ebook resource that features PD video from their personal collection, plus notes, forms, and charts that reveal their teaching methods.


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"We’ve used the video in this ebook in workshops around the country and time and again teachers have asked to have access to it for closer study in their own professional development."
—Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover

Now, for the first time, Katie and Matt open up their thinking in authentic side-by-side classroom conferences with preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade writers. Watch Katie and Matt…Sit Down and Teach Up is a video-enhanced ebook featuring PD video from Katie and Matt’s personal collection, plus the notes, forms, and charts that reveal their teaching methods. Choose how deeply you’d like to explore Katie and Matt’s thought processes with three levels of access:

  • One: Simply read the introduction to each conference, watch the video, and reflect on it on your own with the help of a Conference Response form.
  • Two: Walk through Katie and Matt’s thinking process by watching the video in segments and reading the extensive notes they’ve provided.
  • Three: Click on highlighted phrases and read Katie and Matt’s more general insights about conferring relating to the specifics of each conference as it unfolds.

See for yourself the challenging practice of individualizing instruction for beginning writers at different stages of development and benefit from strategies developed by Katie and Matt is this groundbreaking professional ebook resource that seamlessly links text and video.

Additional Resource Information

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Introduction—Frequently Asked Questions
Conference One—Katie and William and a Book About a Dog
Conference Two—Katie and William and Another Book About a Dog
Conference Three—Matt and Isabella and an Alphabet Book About Animals
Conference Four—Katie and Thomas and a Book About Bakugan
Conference Five—Matt and Daytona and a Book About Princesses
Conference Six—Katie and Laurel and a Book About Baby Horses
Conference Seven—Matt and Anthony and a Book About Castles
Conference Eight—Katie and Amanda Caroline and a Book About a Baby Brother
Conference Nine—Matt and Medhee and a Book About Eels and Other Sea Animals
Conference Ten—Katie and Haley and a Book About Guinea Pigs
Conference Eleven—Matt and Miguel and a Book About Sharks
Conference Twelve—Katie and Amanda and a Book About a Big Brother
Conference Thirteen—Matt and Mitchel and a Book About Iguanas
Conference Fourteen—Katie and Eric and a Book About Mutants
Conference Fifteen—Matt and Juan and a Book About a Friend

Companion Resources


“When watching the videos, you witness firsthand the impact of wise teaching decisions. The young writers grow and change before your eyes, and you feel like you are inside the classroom learning alongside Katie, Matt, and their protégés. This book portrays the essence of teaching with integrity. Every page and every conference is overflowing with insights and strategies our professional community has come to value in responsive, rigorous teaching.”
Heidi Mills, Language Arts, July 2012
Read the entire review here.

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