Readers' and Writer's Workshop

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					Discovering the Mystery of
   Reader’s and Writer’s
The method in which we teach Reading is
 approach that includes daily Readers' and
    Writers' Workshops, using exemplar
       literature, state standards as the
  curriculum, and on-going assessment of
      individual student needs to guide
 Hillsborough County Frameworks Reading
     Program Instructional Components

           Read Aloud                       Shared Reading
Highest level of Teacher Support        High support but with
             Model                      involvement of learners
             Daily                       Standards Focused
                           Word Work
        Guided Reading                  Independent Reading
  Teacher supports learner as      Lowest level of Teacher Support
             needed                              Daily
   Strategies reinforced from      Application in authentic context
 Daily depending upon student
      Phonics and Word Study
                         Word Work

   Explicitly and systematically taught

   Practice in shared and guided reading as needed

   Applied during Independent work

   Phonemic Awareness, phonics, vocabulary instruction

   Daily
             Read Aloud
“When students are actively listening to
 and discussing a text, all of the strategic
    actions for comprehending are in
   The scene is set for a high level of
   comprehending or thinking together
             through a text.”
              --Fountas & Pinnell
             Why Read To Children?
                 Because it…
Fosters a love and enthusiasm
                                                   Puts children in touch
                                                   with their own emotions

 Demonstrates models
 of oral reading
                                                       Brings life to the
                                                       printed word

Hear stories read as
the author wrote them
                                                    Offers models for writing

                Introduces a variety of story structures,
                genres, characters, authors, illustrators and styles
          Read Aloud Resources
   GREAT Literature!!!
   Things we love
   High Interest pieces
   VARIETY of genres: fiction, non-fiction,
    poetry, etc.
               Shared Reading
   Whole Group Instruction

   Teach HOW to read and WHAT to do
    (Using New Sunshine State Standards)

   All students have visual access
    to text that is read together.
Shared Reading Resources

        Student Textbooks
         Content reading
           Trade books
     Magazines (article copied)
        Newspaper article
          Time For Kids
             Big books
              Poetry
                 Guided Reading
        Guided reading is the heart of developing
   Gives children the opportunity to develop as
    individual readers while participating in a socially
    supported activity.
   Gives individual readers the opportunity to develop
    reading strategies so that they can read
    increasingly difficult text independently.
   Gives children enjoyable, successful experiences
    in reading for meaning and allows children to
    introduce text to themselves.
                          (Guided Reading, pg. 1-2)
        Independent Reading
  Through sustained reading, students practice
   reading skills and strategies they’ve learned in
     read aloud, shared, and guided reading. The
teacher supports students through conferencing.
  Students choose their own books. Most of their
 time should be spent in books that are just right
    for them. Students learn to self-select books,
          respond, and discuss their reading.
            How can you help?
   Spend time reading enjoyable books.
   Explore the world of nonfiction: brochures,
    catalogues, maps, restaurant menus, how-
    to books, field guides, magazines, and
   Talk about the things you read with your
    child: What did you love? What made you
    laugh? What made you cry? What
    confused you?
It only takes one book…
“What counts in the long run, is not what you
  read; it is what you sift through your own
  mind; it is the ideas and impressions that
    are aroused in you by your reading.”
                         Eleanor Roosevelt

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