Sharing • For the last 15 Minutes of class gather class to discuss the book they have finished reading. • Discuss why they liked the book. • Students may read a insertion aloud or pass book around the class. • Sharing is important because it helps students form a community to value and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.
Mini-lesson • Takes about 10 to 20 minutes to teach a mini lesson. • Brief lessons on reading workshop procedures and reading strategies and skill. • Topics for mini-lessons. • Draw from students observed needs • Comments students make during conferences • Mini-lessons are sometimes taught to the whole class or to small groups
Choose a book Abandon a book Listen to book read aloud Read independently Decode unfamiliar words Respond in reading logs Use double-entry journals Give a book talk Conference Possible Mini-lesson Topics-Reading Workshop-
Choose a topic Cluster ideas Make a table of contents Proofread Use the dictionary Participate in writing groups Conference with the teacher Write an “All about the Author” page Make hardcover book Share Published writing Use author’s chair Possible Mini-lesson Topics-Writing Workshop
What to Read • Choose high quality literature • Choose books that students may not be able to read themselves • Award winning books • A Book that you feel every student should be exposed to • Books that relate to a social studies or science theme
After Reading • Students participate in grand conversation • Talk about book • Share reading experience • *IMPORTANT* • Students listen to a story read aloud and respond to the story as a community of learners, not as individuals.
First Variation • Special themed text set as part of social studies or science • Literature-related text • collection written by certain author • representing one genre • folktales, science fiction
Second Variation • Book Clubs (Literature Study Groups) • Students divide into small reading groups • each groups reads a different book • teacher gives a book talk about each book • students sign up for book • students need time to preview books • Students don’t always get their first choice
Students use workshop time to read book • write in logs • participate in grand conversation • During group time teacher reads along with students • Students read from their logs • Teacher offers insight about book to the students • Identifies elements of story structure