Reader's Workshop

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Reader's Workshop is an approach to teaching reading that allows students to read and work at their level. While students may read different books, everyone learns the same skills and apply those skills to what they are reading.

There are three segments in Reader's Workshop: Mini-lessons, Independent Reading, and Sharing.


Mini-lessons

The first segment in our Reader's Workshop is the Mini-lesson. Mini-lessons usually last 5-15 minutes, depending on the focus skill being taught. Some examples of mini-lessons are...

Choosing a Just Right Book
Building a Community of Readers
Genre Study
Using the Reader's Notebook
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Independent Reading

The second segment is dedicated to Independent Reading. During this time, students are reading self-selected books that are on their level. Students may also be engaged in teacher-directed tasks to help them practice the focus skill for the week.  This segment usually lasts 25-30 minutes.

I also encourage students to read books that are outside their comfort zone. With this in mind, I have a listing of the Mark Twain Award nominees, as well as a listing for our Genre of the Month. You will find those virtual bookshelves below.

Note: If you click on any of the books on either shelf, you will be redirected to the Shelfari website.

09-10 Mark Twain Nominees

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog

Genre of the Month
Realistic Fiction

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog


Sharing

The last segment allows students to share their learning for the day. This can be done using a whole class discussion, book clubs, or partnerships. Sharing lasts no more than 5 minutes.
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