Reading and Writing Workshop ELA Curriculum Renewal
Core Beliefs High volume of reading and writing helps students improve their skills. Differentiated instruction moves all children forward. Choice is a powerful motivator for students and is “real world”.
WorkshopFormat Mini Lesson / Read Aloud Independent Work Time Reflect / Share
Reading Workshop Mini Lesson / Read Aloud 10-15 minutes reading strategy or skill model for students practice with partner variety of genres Writing Workshop 10-15 minutes writing strategy or skill model for students practice with partner mentor texts
Independent Work Time Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Students: reading self selected books responding in journals listening to text doing word work Teacher: conferring with individuals teaching guided reading Students: self selected writing Teacher: conferring with individuals