How do you address the individual needs of each reader in your classroom?
In this two-day workshop offered through CVEDC, participants will study methods for teaching small groups inside a reading workshop model. You’ll learn how to select from a variety of engaging, age appropriate methods that not only help children move along a progression of reading ability – but also foster a lifelong love of reading. This workshop will include a study of guided reading in small groups, but will go far beyond to include a wide range of innovative methods. Participants in this session will view video clips, participate in simulations, and practice using data to inform instructional plans. The highlight of this workshop will be demonstrations of small group instruction in real classrooms, led by the presenter. This session will also help participants make connections between best practices in reading instruction to the Common Core State Standards.
Prerequisites: The workshop will assume that participants have some experience teaching reading workshop (Calkins, et. al.) that is centered on daily time for independent self-selected reading from a classroom library.