Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley’s fresh look at reading workshop shows teachers how to get the most out of this highly effective approach. Teaching reading strategies, building comprehension, exploring genre and literary elements, meeting the needs of every reader. . . the authors give teachers the keys to all this and more in their comprehensive book. You’ll find everything you need from scheduling details and strategy mini-lessons to hand-chosen book lists and assessment forms.
First-grade teachers may want to wait until early winter to begin asking students to write about what is read. However, it is never too soon to model this type of writing or to do interactive and shared writing activities that help students learn to write about their reading.