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Reading Workshop Strategies

Reading Workshop Strategies
Reading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. To find out more about this approach, select one of the topics below or scroll through the items on this page. ~ Laura Candler Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide I've had such great success with the Reading Workshop model that I decided to write a book about my strategies. More Recommended Reading Workshop Books I learned about this approach from a variety of different professional books on this topic. What might a Reading Workshop look like? My Reading Workshop consists of a 10-15 minute mini-lesson on a particular strategy, followed by independent reading time. How might reading progress be evaluated? Featured Reading Workshop Freebies Related:  Coaching & Professional Learning

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts In order to maximize the benefits of ELT for students, I looked for ways to fine tune my approach to teaching individualized learning in my English language arts classroom. One of the instructional models that informs my approach to teaching individualized learning is the Readers and Writers Workshop. This approach proved very helpful in optimizing ELT. Readers and Writers Workshop: An Instructional Model The workshop model for English instruction combined with an extended 60 minutes of ELT support for my struggling students provides an excellent springboard to plan and implement individualized instruction in my class. 1. This phase involves a teacher modeling a reading or writing strategy for the students to practice. 2. This is a student work time allocated for practicing the modeled strategy. 3. This phase allows the whole class to regroup and review the lesson objectives, share learning, and reflect on what worked or did not work. Reaching All Learners in the ELA Classroom 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Reading Workshop Strategies Reading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when children spend more time reading, they become better readers. With a little guidance and encouragement from a teacher who loves to read, students can learn to select appropriate books and discover joy in reading. To find out more about this approach, select one of the topics below or scroll through the items on this page. ~ Laura Candler Featured Reading Workshop Freebies Reading Workshop Works Webinar (Two formats) Reading Workshop Works MP4 Recording - View online below - Click the play button on the image below to watch the webinar right from this webpage. Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Books for Classroom Library AZk12 - Professional Development for Educators What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells. What is in each cell? Within each cell of the Matrix one will find two lessons plans with a short video of the lesson. Download PDF of the Technology Integration Matrix Print this page Characteristics fo the Learning Environment ← → Levels of Technology Integration Into the Curriculum

Treasured Tip - Reading Manipulatives! I thought I'd put together my favorite "toys" & share some of my favorite Reading Manipulatives with all of you :) I DO NOT GET PAID to advertise ANY of these!!! I use these both in Guided Reading & Whole group and my kids (and I) LOVE the hands on! (some of these I've blogged about in the past, others not yet :) ) I'm not going to lie.... i spent tons f money on these manipulatives over the last 4 years! BUT... Many I created myself... others... why bother?!?! Guided Reading Star Sticks Journal Jars full of prompts Bookmark strategies - I have lots of those! Hand-made portfolios & foldables All time favorite - Thought Bubbles! My Readers Tools Box Recipe for Reading Success Student created literacy centers games My hand-made "yellow brick road) story structure path Readers' Mystery Box These are some of the spinners I own. OMG! I made all of them for every subject!!!! I own these for all the benchmarks :) Card Games Story Starters Dice Retelling Dice (with images only - no questions) Comprehension Dice

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