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Putting It All Together: Purposeful Planning for the Workshop Model

My learning this summer about readers workshop has taken me to a new place as a teacher. I’ve read about guided reading, conferring, the framework of readers workshop, and creating more effective mini-lessons and share times. My learning can easily be transferred to writers workshop as well. I’m excited to jump in and try new… Continue reading Putting It All Together: Purposeful Planning for the Workshop Model

purposeful planning · readers workshop · writers workshop

The Mini-Lesson: 10 minutes of Power

10 minutes. 10 minutes to deliver an effective mini-lesson that sets students up with an action step for application to their current and future works. So, we have to make the most of our time. I think Lucy Calkins describes the mini-lesson best: “Mini-Lessons are meant as intervals for explicit, brief instruction in skills and… Continue reading The Mini-Lesson: 10 minutes of Power