Please go to Google Classroom for all Lesson Learning Plans.Writer’s Workshop is similar to Reader’s Workshop in many ways. This instructional model includes the following:
· Teacher modeling of his/her thought process to demonstrate how to write
· Use of mentor text to illustrate particular elements of writing
· Regular and sustained periods of time for writing
· Providing students with choice, responsibility, and the strategies needed to become independent, lifelong writers
· Providing students with the opportunity to reflect upon their writing and discuss their growth with othersReader’s Workshop is based on reading research and develops essential reading skills, while also fostering a love of reading. At the primary level, Big Books, leveled texts, and authentic literature are used to build an essential foundation of reading skills. At the intermediate level, students read and learn about a variety of genre, including full-length trade books and nonfiction selections. Students learn and grow through various instructional contexts including teacher modeling, mini-lessons, small group instruction, book clubs, partnerships, and independent reading. Attention is given to each student’s level of reading development while guiding him/her along the pathway to further growth as a strategic reader.