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21st century readers' workshop

  1. 1. 21st Century Readers’ Workshop<br />March 24, 2011<br />Presented by Jamie Davis<br />
  2. 2. Readers’ Workshop: An Overview<br />A Typical Day<br />9:00 Mini-lesson<br />9:15 Independent Reading<br />9:30 Mid-point check-in<br />9:35 Independent Reading/Partner Reading<br />9:50 Closing/Sharing<br />
  3. 3. Benefits of the Workshop Structure<br />Provides explicit teaching of cognitive strategies and decoding strategies<br />Teacher modeling (I do)<br />Guided practice (we do)<br />Independent practice (you do…lot’s of it!)<br />A balanced approach to literacy instruction:<br />
  4. 4. The Mini-Lesson<br />What is taught?<br />How is it taught?<br />Examples<br />
  5. 5. Readers’ Workshop Example:<br />How does the teacher introduce the teaching point?<br />What do you notice about the text she selected to model the strategy?<br />Look for ways the teacher scaffolds the students’ learning.<br />
  6. 6. Partner Work:<br />What could be taught using the book?<br />Where could you stop in the book to do a think-aloud?<br />*Pay attention to your own reading strategies as you read.<br />
  7. 7. Independent Reading<br />Building readers’ stamina<br /><ul><li>What are students doing?
  8. 8. Bottomline:
  9. 9. Students read books at their level
  10. 10. Students read books of their choice (this may include e-readers)
  11. 11. Students read authentic literature as they try-out the teaching point</li></li></ul><li>Independent Reading<br />Building readers’ stamina<br />What are the students doing?<br /><ul><li>What is the teacher doing?
  12. 12. Guided Reading
  13. 13. Reading Conferences
  14. 14. Literature Circles</li></li></ul><li>Independent Reading: Midpoint<br />“…how’s it going so far?”<br />“…I noticed Isaiah using context strategies to figure out a tricky word. Isaiah, can you share with the class what you did?”<br />
  15. 15. Closing Meeting/Sharing<br />Re-visit the teaching point<br />Assess students’ progress and understanding<br />Provide time for students to reflect on their learning (i.e. journaling)<br />Discussion (can be whole group, partner work, dialogue journals, forums)<br />Response to literature (aesthetic response, filming, readers’ theatre)<br />
  16. 16. Discussion<br />-Evaluate Objectives<br />Questions?<br />
  17. 17. Resources<br />What you need for a successful workshop:<br />-Procedures<br />-An established community<br />-Library of books<br />-Space for readers <br />Technology Options:<br />E-readers (Kindle, iPad, laptop, desktop)<br />Websites (starfall.com, scholastic.com)<br />Document camera (ELMO)<br />LCD Projector<br />Video camera<br />
  18. 18. Closing <br />Why Readers’ Workshop?<br />Why technology?<br />

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