Program Of Studies

Readers’ Workshop

Readers’ Workshop is a teaching method designed to help students become effective and efficient readers. Readers’ Workshop is a 90-minute instructional session comprised of a Mini-Lesson taught directly by the teacher, Independent Reading, Guided Reading, Literacy Work Stations, Individual Conferencing, Read Alouds, Shared Reading, Book Clubs, Group Share and Response to literature.  Readers’ Workshop helps to foster a love of reading and gives students chances to practice reading strategies independently and with guidance.

Writers’ Workshop

Writers’ Workshop is a creative writing time that teaches students to become writers in a risk-free environment. The main components of the Writers’ Workshop include a Mini-Lesson, Conferencing (while students write, one-on-one or small group) and Sharing.   The workshop setting encourages students to think of themselves as writers and to take their writing seriously.