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Assisted Writing coverInterventions that Work: Assisted Writing Intervention, 2011
In Interventions That Work: Assisted Writing Group DVD professional development collection, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos illustrate how teachers can use data to implement a small group writing intervention for accelerating the literacy gains of struggling readers in grades K-3.

The DVD collection includes two disks of classroom video, lesson plans, and a wealth of resources along with a facilitator’s guide for training and implementing the Assisted Writing intervention as a Response to Intervention (RTI) method.
 
 
 
GRPInterventions That Work: Guided Reading Plus Intervention, 2010
Applying principles from Linda and Carla’s latest book, Interventions That Work: A Comprehensive Intervention Model for Reversing Reading Failure, their five-part DVD series, Interventions that Work illustrates how teachers use data to implement research-based interventions that transform struggling students into successful readers and writers. The interventions are part of the authors’ Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM), a design for preventing reading failure in the early grades and reversing reading failure in the upper grades. The Guided Reading Plus (GRP) professional development collection includes two disks of classroom video, lesson plans, and a wealth of resources along with a facilitator’s guide for training and implementing the small group intervention. The GRP video collection is structured to provide training and support for teachers in learning about Guided Reading Plus as an intervention for struggling readers and as an intervention for their school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) plan.
 
 
CFG coverInterventions that Work: Comprehension Focus Group Intervention, 2010
In Interventions that Work: Comprehension Focus Group Intervention professional development collection, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos illustrate how teachers can implement a research-based small group intervention for accelerating the reading gains of struggling readers in the elementary grades. The PD packet includes two disks of classroom video, lesson plans, and a wealth of resources along with a facilitator’s guide for training and implementing the small group intervention. The video collection is structured to provide training and support for teachers in learning about Comprehension Focus Group as an intervention for struggling readers and as an intervention for their school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) plan.
 
small-group-interventionSmall Group Intervention: Linking Word Study to Reading and Writing, 2009
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos provide teachers with research-based procedures for implementing explicit word study lessons within a reading/writing small group intervention. The DVD and accompanying materials are organized around 11 teaching episodes, including assessing word knowledge, modeling the word solving process, providing guided practice, and prompting students to apply strategies during reading and writing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collaborative Conferences, 2007. Stenhouse Publishers
During collaborative conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers) to support student learning. During the pre-conference, the student’s teacher identifies the instructional goal and asks the observing teachers to notice specific writing behaviors. After the lesson, the teachers engage in purposeful dialogue that aligns with the observation focus.
 
 
 
developing-ind-lernersDeveloping Independent Learners: A Reading and Writing Workshop Approach, 2003
In this two-part video series, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos demonstrate the power of reading and writing workshops in creating independent learners who become lifelong readers and writers. In Part I, two Arkansas teachers explore how literature is used to promote deeper comprehension during reading workshop. In Part II, another Arkansas teacher provides details for implementing a research cycle in a first grade content reading workshop.
 
 
 
results-that-lastResults That Last: A Literacy Model for School Change, 2002
In this four-part video series, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos show teachers and administrators research-based methods for implementing an apprenticeship literacy model in the elementary grades. The series covers five areas: (1) assessing change over time in reading and writing process; (2) coaching and mentoring teachers; (3) collaborative learning teams; (4) assessment walls; and (5) literacy curriculum.
 
 
 
 
 
organizing-for-liteacy Organizing for Literacy, 1999
In this four-part video series, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching and learning across a range of reading and writing events. Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. When used in conjunction with the book Apprenticeship in Literacy, the series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option of using videos to focus on a specific area of need.