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Soffos, Carla

Overview
Works: 20 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 4,577 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Short films  Instructional films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Teacher
Classifications: AE5, 372.623044
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carla Soffos
Scaffolding young writers : a writer's workshop approach by Linda J Dorn( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades." "Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences." "Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers."--Jacket
Shaping literate minds : developing self-regulated learners by Linda J Dorn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about problem solving--an internal tool that shapes the cognitive development of young readers and writers. At the same time, it is a book about the role of the teacher and the curriculum in structuring problem-solving opportunities. It is a book that advocates for schools to create intellectual environments that make literate thinking a top priority for children. Finally, it is a book that presents teaching and learning as collaborative processes between many people with a common goal--literacy for children. -- From the Introduction
Collaborative conferences by Linda J Dorn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This Close-Up features three conferences: a cluster conference in which a third-grade team observes a colleague during a writing conference with a student; a coaching conference involving a fourth-grade teacher and a literacy coach, who also serves as an intervention specialist for the student; an intervention conference in which a third-grade teacher and language specialist discuss the revising process of a student served by both teachers. Collaborative conferences allow teachers to pool their knowledge and engage in focused dialogues for improving their students' writing
Teaching for deep comprehension : a reading workshop approach by Linda J Dorn( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying DVD includes a first-grade reading workshop (shared reading, author studies, share time), an adult book discussion, a fourth-grade reading workshop (mini-lesson and literature discussion groups), and more
Small group intervention by Linda J Dorn( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows strategies for executing a word study intervention that links to reading and writing
Organizing for literacy by Linda J Dorn( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organizing for Literacy" is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early 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 individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching and learning across a range of reading and writing events. Each program is designed to allow you to view it in its entirety or to focus on specific literacy components. The accompanying Viewing Guide is structured to promote the analysis of teaching and learning interactions during these components. The videos can also be cross-referenced for evidence of how the same children are applying their knowledge, skills, and strategies across a range of reading, writing, and word-building activities. Since this is an important principle of apprenticeship literacy, a chart for cross-referencing teaching segments across the four programs is included at the end of the viewing guide
Developing independent learners : a reading / writing workshop approach exploring literature in third grade by Linda J Dorn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. In this two-part video series, Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrate how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools. Program 1: Exploring Literature in Third Grade In the first program, Donnie Skinner and third-grade students at Boone Park Elementary in North Little Rock, Arkansas, explore how literature is used to promote deeper comprehension during reading and writing workshops. The first part of the program demonstrates the components of writing workshop, including a mini-lesson for crafting a good lead, independent practice, and writing conferences. The second part of the tape illustrates the components of reading workshop, including a mini-lesson for teaching a visualization strategy, independent practice, reading conferences, and a literature discussion group. The features of the workshop include: guided demonstrations and think-aloud;guided practice with teacher assistance; independent practice with teacher and peer conferences; language interactions that promote deeper comprehension. Program 2: Conducting Research in First Grade In the second program, Vicki Altland and her first graders at Ida Burns Elementary in Conway, Arkansas, use a workshop approach to conduct research with nonfiction texts. Vicki scaffolds her first graders as they apply a ten-step process for conducting research, including choosing a topic, gathering materials, organizing information, and publishing the results. The features of the workshop include: mini-lesson with guided practice; group work with teacher conferences; group sharing with teacher assessment
Results that last by Linda J Dorn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the features of a school change model? Can these characteristics be captured and shared with other schools? How can all members of the school community work together to effect change? In this four-part video series, teachers and administrators explore specific ideas for implementing an apprenticeship literacy model that includes on-the-job experiences in five critical areas: assessing change over time in reading and writing progress; colleague coaching and mentoring teams in the classroom; school-embedded professional development; a curriculum that uses literacy as a means for monitoring and promoting school-wide changes; built-in accountability for assessing student (and program) performance. The replicability of the model is illustrated across four schools and seven classrooms
Interventions that work : a comprehensive intervention model for preventing reading failure in grades K-3 by Linda J Dorn( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results that last( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the features of a school change model? Can these characteristics be captured and shared with other schools? How can all members of the school community work together to effect change? In this four-part series, teachers and administrators explore specific ideas for implementing an apprenticeship literacy model that includes on-the-job experiences in five critical areas: assessing change over time in reading and writing progress colleague coaching and mentoring teams in the classroom school-embedded professional development a curriculum that uses literacy as a means for monitoring and promoting school-wide changes built-in accountability for assessing student (and program) performance. The model is illustrated across four schools and seven classrooms. At a time when comprehensive literacy models are more important than ever, this staff development series provides schools with guidance for getting results that are long lasting and self-extending. About the author: Carla Soffos is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching. Carla is completing degree requirements for an educational specialist in Reading, with a research focus on intervention programs in comprehensive literacy schools. Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership. She has twenty seven years of experience in education, including teaching at the elementary, intermediate, and college levels. Linda is the primary developer and lead trainer of the partnerships in comprehensive literacy model, a nationally recognized model that uses literacy coaches as agents of change. She has worked with many school districts across the United States and she has collaborated with several state departments on comprehensive literacy initiatives. Carla and Linda Dorn have collaborated on several Stenhouse publications, including the books Shaping literate minds and scaffolding young writers, and three video series: Results that last, Developing independent learners, and Organizing for literacy
Developing independent learners( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. About the author: Carla Soffos is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and literacy coaching. Carla is completing degree requirements for an Educational Specialist in Reading, with a research focus on intervention programs in comprehensive literacy schools. Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership. She has twenty seven years of experience in education, including teaching at the elementary, intermediate, and college levels. Linda is the primary developer and lead trainer of the partnerships in comprehensive literacy model, a nationally recognized model that uses literacy coaches as agents of change. She has worked with many school districts across the United States and she has collaborated with several state departments on comprehensive literacy initiatives. Carla and Linda Dorn have collaborated on several Stenhouse publications, including the books Shaping literate minds and Scaffolding young writers, and three video series: Results that last, Developing independent learners, and Organizing for literacy
Organizing for literacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing for Literacy is a professional development series for implementing a balanced early literacy program based on apprenticeship theory. The series presents a complete early literacy resource, with the option of using individual videos to focus on a specific area of need. The programs illustrate the reciprocal nature of teaching and learning across a range of reading and writing events. Each program is designed to allow you to view it in its entirety or to focus on specific literacy components. The videos can also be cross-referenced for evidence of how the same children are applying their knowledge, skills, and strategies across a range of reading, writing, and word-building activities. Since this is an important principle of apprenticeship literacy, a chart for cross-referencing teaching segments across the four programs is included at the end of the viewing guide. About the authors: Carla Soffos is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching. Carla is completing degree requirements for an Educational Specialist in Reading, with a research focus on intervention programs in comprehensive literacy schools. Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership. She has twenty seven years of experience in education, including teaching at the elementary, intermediate, and college levels. Linda is the primary developer and lead trainer of the partnerships in comprehensive literacy model, a nationally recognized model that uses literacy coaches as agents of change. She has worked with many school districts across the United States and she has collaborated with several state departments on comprehensive literacy initiatives. Carla and Linda Dorn have collaborated on several Stenhouse publications, including the books Shaping literate minds and Scaffolding young writers, and three video series: Results that last, Developing independent learners, and Organizing for literacy
Results that last : a literacy model for school change( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teachers and administrators explore specific ideas for implementing an apprenticeship literacy model. The replicability of the model is illustrated across four schools and seven classrooms"--Container
Developing independent learners : a reading/writing workshop approach( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how elementary school teachers can create an environment that enables young learners to apply problem-solving strategies while learning reading, writing, and spelling. Uses a workshop format to provide a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. Features teachers Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrating how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools, applying learning principles developed by authors Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Developing independent learners : a reading/writing approach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can primary school teachers create an environment that enables young learners to apply problem-solving strategies across reading, writing and spelling? A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. In this two-part video series, Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrate how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools, applying learning principles developed by authors Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Interventions that work : guided reading plus DVD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Training videos and lesson plans intended to help teachers implement classroom exercises to help struggling readers. The exercises are part of the Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) used to prevent and reverse reading failure
Interventions that work : comprehension focus group( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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."--University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Literacy website
Interventions that work : assisted writing group DVD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes materials for training and implementing the small-group intervention part of the Comprehensive Intervention Model, a design for preventing reading failure in the early grades
Assessing a comprehensive literacy program : using observations for school improvement by Linda J Dorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy task cards( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literacy activities that guide students' attention to the print-sound code
 
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Shaping literate minds : developing self-regulated learnersCollaborative conferencesTeaching for deep comprehension : a reading workshop approachSmall group interventionInterventions that work : a comprehensive intervention model for preventing reading failure in grades K-3Results that last : a literacy model for school changeDeveloping independent learners : a reading/writing workshop approachDeveloping independent learners : a reading/writing approach