This School-Based Seminar, based on Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days by Frank Serafini and Suzette Youngs, provides teachers with a month-by-month look at the structure, planning, and instructional approaches of the reading workshop—the perfect organizational framework for enacting the components of quality literacy instruction.
Teachers explore an array of lessons and learning experiences designed to help students see reading as the active process of making meaning. Participants will discuss professional and classroom resources, create a working curricular outline, and investigate the language and practices of effective literacy instruction.
- Provide a research-based foundation for teacher's instructional practices
- Develop a preferred vision of the reading workshop for each day, and over time
- Help participants organize the physical and social dimensions of their classroom, and develop consistent procedures for enacting instructional practices
- Help participants understand the components of effective comprehension instruction
- Help participants understand the role of reading aloud, discussing literature, and responding to literature in the reading workshop
- Provide support for teachers to develop their own units of study in the reading workshop, including the development of a list of professional and children's literature resources
- Help teachers expand their understandings of comprehension and change the way they think and talk about texts.