A recorded version of a Live Online Professional Learning Session which aired on January 25, 2021. This session can be viewed again and again until December 31, 2021. This session also includes a printed resource that can be downloaded on purchase.
Presented by: Dr. Joe Stouffer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education at Brandon University
Responding to recent challenges to Clay’s Running Records and their analysis utilizing a three-cueing system in social media and news outlets, Joe presents a perspective unpacking both “bottom-up” and “top-down” orientations of reading instruction. The session includes frameworks to assist teachers formative use of Running Records to plan targeted reading instruction. From middle ground, Running Records can yield instruction targeting automatic decoding and deeper comprehension. The session is designed to assist reading teachers (both in classroom and intervention contexts) interpret signposts found in Running Records and link them to appropriate instructional moves. Considering the needs of various readers, the session will include both “top-down” and “bottom-up” perspectives of reading to assist teachers in navigating the ongoing tension between the two orientations. From middle ground, teachers can embrace the merits and address challenges to both orientations.
Dr. Joe Stouffer is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University in Manitoba. A former Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and literacy consultant, Joe’s research interests include K-8 classroom teachers literacy practices, professional learning, and teacher preparation.