Elementary ELA Video Resources
Video Playlist: Five Essential Practices in the Elementary ELL Classroom - This is a new series from the Teaching Channel, in partnership with SFUSD, that steps inside SFUSD classrooms where teachers are using strategies to engage and support all learners, especially their English Language Learners (ELLs).
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National Center on Universal Design for Learning Director David Rose explains how UDL helps meet the most pressing issues facing educators today. Drawing on brain research and the latest learning sciences, Dr. Rose describes the three UDL principles and what they mean for classroom practice.
Length: 7 minutes Grade Level: ALL
Speaker: David Rose
Organization: National Center on Universal Design for Learning
In this video, Ms. Brewer has her students discuss, analyze and write about informational text. Length: 5 minutes Grade Level: 5th grade School: Stevenson Elementary
Teacher: Stacy Brewer Location: Bellevue, WA
This video highlights the importance of building community and provides possible structures that allow for student independence. Length: 6 minutes
Teacher: Madeline Noonan Grade Level: 5th grade
School: Think College Now School Location: Oakland, CA
In this video, Ms. Noonan discusses and demonstrates ideas for classroom management that maximize learning time. Length: 5 minutes Teacher: Madeline Noonan
Grade Level: 5th grade School: Think College Now School Location: Oakland, California
In this video, Ms. Noonan weaves the building blocks of Academic Conversations, including sentence frames and vocabulary development, together with infusing metacognition into the regular routine of a Morning Meeting.
Length: 4 minutes Teacher: Madeline Noonan Grade Level: 5th grade
School: Think College Now School Location: Oakland, California
In this video, Ms. Noonan demonstrates the use of a picture book read-aloud and literature discussion with a concrete purpose that will support students as they take on deeper thinking about more complex texts.
Length: 5 minutes
Teacher: Madeline Noonan Grade Level: 5th grade School: Think College Now School Location: Oakland, California
In this video, Ms. Porfirio’s first grade students have the opportunity to assess themselves as learners and choose how they will retell a popular folktale. The teacher highlights the way she makes learning accessible to all students and the students have the opportunity to reflect on what they learned from the experience. Length: 13 minutes
Teacher: Melissa Porfirio Grade Level: 1st grade School: Crestwood Elementary School Location: Springfield, VA
In this video, Ms. Hartman facilitates a whole-class discussion about an informational text that was read aloud. She gives students the opportunity to practice conversational skills that they have learned, prompts them to further each other’s thinking, and insists that they return to the text as the basis for their discussion.
Length: 6 minutes (Begin at 2:00 after introduction)
Teacher: Amanda Hartman Grade Level: 2nd grade Location: New York, NY
Check out these videos highlighting the use of digital technology in the classroom!
In this video, students analyze and explore poetry through a class blog and podcasting.
Length: 2 minutes Grade Level: 4-8
Speaker: Kerri McAllister
School: Bonne Ecole Elementary School Location: Slidell, Louisiana
In this video, students use technology to build communication skills.
Length: 2 minutes Grade Level: ALL
Teacher: Jo Paraiso
Organization: Oakland Unified School District