Basis of Workshop Teaching • Whole group, small group and one-to-one. • Differentiated instruction • Developmentally appropriate • Engaging for students and teachers • Creates a classroom of learners, thinkers and talkers • Classroom structures, organization and routines are consistent but the work within changes creating variety. • Reading and writing in volumes • Workshop Curriculum
Reading Workshop Structure • Minilesson: 10-12 minutes • Independent Reading: 15-20 minutes • Mid-workshop Interruption: 3-5 minutes • Partner Reading or Book Clubs: 15-20 minutes • Teaching Share: 5 minutes • Why Reading Workshop?
Architecture of a Mini-lesson • Connection: • Connect today’s lesson with yesterday’s lesson • Connect today’s lesson with ongoing unit of study • Connect today’s lesson with students’ work • Connect today’s lesson with an experience outside of school • Teaching Point: • Present verbally • Demonstrate or model • The teaching point should be mentioned throughout the mini-lesson 5-6 times. • Active Engagement: • Children try out a skill or strategy with a text • Children act like researchers as they watch a demonstration • Children Imagine trying a skill or strategy • Link to ongoing work: • An invitation to try the strategy
Minilesson Video Your Turn! Identify the following in the minilesson: 1. Connection 2. Teach 3. Active Engagement 4. Link 5. What was the teach point? Minilesson Video
What is Conferring? • One to One • One to Two • Teaching a student at their cutting edge of learning (what they need right then and there) • Safe and supportive environment • Conversation where you are questioning about their reading/writing
How does it fit into Workshop? • Independent or Partner time • Is utilized within small groups • 5-7 minutes
Architecture of the Conference • Research • Compliment • Decide • Teach then coach • Link • Watch a reading conference K-2 • Watch a writing conference 3-5
Create a Reading Minilesson • What is your one teach point? • Create your Connection • Create your Teach • How are you going to teach it (be specific about what you will model, what mentor text, etc.)? • Create your Active Engagement • Create your Link Remember: 10-12 minutes