Responsive Teaching Toolkit

Responsive Teaching Toolkit

English & Spanish • Grades K-5

Engaging, practical tools effectively support positive reading behaviors.

Invaluable hands-on resources support student-centered teaching and learning.

Includes tools designed to:

  • Encourage student interaction
  • Support teacher observation
  • Enhance transfer
  • Improve teacher responsiveness

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The Complete Responsive Teaching Toolkit includes:

Reproducible Personal Learning Goals Bookmarks promote students' mindfulness and learning engagement by allowing them to set goals independently, with peer coaches, and with teachers.

Personal Learning Goals Bookmarks

22 Bookmarks per Grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5

Constructive Conversation Posters and Cards reinforce the core skills of academic conversation: posing relevant ideas, clarifying and supporting ideas, and evaluating evidence.

  • Posters cue students with helpful visuals and language.
  • Cards remind students of what it takes to co-construct ideas during a conversation.
    Peer Coaching Menus for Levels A-Z provide collaborative reader response activities for literary and informational texts. Activities incorporate speaking, listening, and writing in a reader's notebook.

Constructive Conversation Posters

4 Poster for Grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5

Constructive Conversation Cards

42 Cards for Grades K-1 and 2-5

Peer Coaching Menus for Levels A-Z provide collaborative reader response activities for literary and informational texts. Activities incorporate speaking, listening, and writing in a reader's notebook.

Peer Coaching Menus

• 1 Card per Level for Levels A-M
• 1 Card per Level Range for N-P, Q-S, T-V, and W-Z

The Complete Responsive Teaching Toolkit:

Bridge to Transfer flip charts keep students mindful of a strategy as they bridge from the mini-lesson to small­-group instruction and independent reading. Teachers may place the flip chart on the small-group table and/or in the independent reading area.

Bridge to Transfer for Small Group and Independent Reading

for Grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5

Prompts & Tips for Reading Conferences provides strategies and prompts to support all teachers in holding productive and engaging student-centered conferences.

Prompts & Tips for Reading Conferences

for Grades K-5

Prompting Cards for Scaffolding Readers, developed by Debbie Whitt Jarzombek, provide gradual-release strategies to help teachers observe, monitor, and scaffold students' reading behaviors based on their instructional reading levels.

Prompting Cards for Scaffolding Readers

• 1 Card per Level for Levels A-C
• 2 Cards per Level for Levels D-M
• 2 Cards per Level Range for N-P, Q-S, T-V, and W-Z

Bonus Teacher Support

Essential Professional Resources from Literacy Expert Dr. Adria Klein.

  • Whole-Group Reading Instruction answers the questions teachers have when working with the entire classroom.
  • Small-Group Reading Instruction focuses on the key questions teachers have when working with small groups.

Responsive Teaching Principles and Practices

Bundle your Responsive Teaching Toolkits with targeted professional development modules.

Each module features:

  • Highly qualified trainers – experts in Responsive Teaching practice
  • Well-designed interactive sessions focused on the Responsive Teaching framework:
     
    • Professional Knowledge and Principles
    • Connecting with the Learner
    • Learning Environment 
    • Cycle of Instruction

Also available are Customizable Responsive Teaching modules:

  • Delivered on-site or online
  • Scaled to your district or school needs

Available with purchase of any version of the Responsive Teaching Toolkit. Call the Benchmark Education PD department for a free quote or customized proposal: 1-877-236-2465
For more professional development titles, see our full PD Essentials line

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M., Literacy Consultant
Early reading specialist, Ed.M. from Harvard; taught elementary school in both the United States and South America

Jeff Zwiers, Ed. D.
Senior researcher at Stanford University; co-director of the Academic Language Development Network, focusing on accelerating students’ literacy, language, cognition, and conversation skills

Adria Klein, Ph.D.
Director of a center focused on early literacy intervention at Saint Mary’s College of California

Linda Hoyt, M.A.
Reading specialist, curriculum developer, Title I teacher, staff developer, and Title I District Coordinator

Debbie Whitt Jarzombek, M.Ed.
Educational consultant, literacy professional development specialist, and curriculum development leader

Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D. Professor of Reading in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland

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