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 />
The Mini-Lesson<br />What is taught?<br />How is it taught?<br />Examples<br />
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 />
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 />
Independent Reading<br />Building readers’ stamina<br /><ul><li>What are students doing?
Students read books of their choice (this may include e-readers)
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?
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 />
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 />
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 />