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Readers workshop

  1. 1. Readers Workshop Eric Knight & Andy Skunberg
  2. 2. Introduce Reading Skill <ul><li>Teacher reads a picture book or a read aloud book to the students that deals with the skill. </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers leads a discussion dealing with the skill so that students can gain a better understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Students then see if they can see how the author was using the skill. </li></ul><ul><li>This should last 10-15 minutes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduce Reading Skills <ul><li>The skills can be reading skills such as skills for fluency or comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>The skills can help the students get through difficult words, help then with different reading comprehension strategies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Free Reading Time <ul><li>After the skills have been introduced to the students, they received free reading time to read the free reading book they have. </li></ul><ul><li>The book they have might not go in depth to the skill that was being taught. </li></ul><ul><li>The students are to remain silent and read their free reading book. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Free Reading Time <ul><li>The book that the student has can be a book that they choose and was approved by the teacher or a book that the teacher has assigned the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can take a “Status of the Class”, this is a verbal role of what page the student is on at the start and then done again at the end to see how much the student was reading. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Free Reading <ul><li>The students should be given at least 30 minutes every time the class does a readers workshop for free reading. </li></ul><ul><li>There are other processes that go on during the free reading time with the teacher and with other skills that were assigned by the teacher. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Journal Writing <ul><li>After the skill for that day has been taught the students get their free reading time, during that time they are responsible for journal writing. </li></ul><ul><li>They can either write on the skill that was taught that day, or they can write about what they have read that day. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing this the students get good practice on summarizing the things they have read. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Journal Writing <ul><li>Writing in the journal can be something assigned by the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>The students use their free reading time to read, they then take 10-15 minutes to write how the book they are reading relates to the skill that was taught. </li></ul><ul><li>This is used for students showing how they can use the skill that was taught at the beginning of class. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conferencing <ul><li>Conferencing is between the teacher and select students depending on the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Every student should be able to conference with the teacher once a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Conferencing should be done a private area of the class room so the students thoughts are shared in private. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conferencing <ul><li>Conferencing is done to see if the students are gaining the skills that were being taught in class. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher get to take a look at the students journal to see what they are learning from the reading skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher also gets to see how the students are responding to the reading they are doing and help with summarizing to see how the students are comprehending their reading. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conferencing <ul><li>Conferencing can be used for teachers to help students choose books that they might be interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>The conferencing process helps students gets questions answered they might not have asked. </li></ul><ul><li>Conferencing helps teachers learn from their students to see if there might be something they need to retouch on. </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Rubric: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Student Sharing <ul><li>Student share different things about their book with partners, small groups, or to the whole class. </li></ul><ul><li>The students can share a strategy they tried for fluency or comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>They can share something they have written in their journal either about the strategy or their thoughts on the book. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Student Sharing <ul><li>Students with the same book can have discussion about different strategies for reading the book. </li></ul><ul><li>A student can recommend a book to the class by giving a book talk to the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Book Talk Rubric: </li></ul><ul><li>The student can share their opinions about the book and the author. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Student Sharing <ul><li>Paper bag book talk: Students give a presentation of a paper bag that includes all the important details from the book. </li></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Readers Workshop: </li></ul><ul><li>South Dakota Reads </li></ul>
  16. 16. Readers Workshop <ul><li>Readers Workshop is a great way for teachers to introduce reading skills and reading strategies for students to become better readers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Workshop also a great way for teacher to meet with student to ensure they are gaining an understanding of what is being taught. </li></ul><ul><li>The Readers Workshop gives a students the freedom to read a free reading book and for them to reflect on that book. </li></ul>
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