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Implementing the Reading Workshop


Recommended Grade Level: Grades 3-5

Heinemann professional books share the principles, research, and classroom experiences that our expert authors have discovered lead to highly effective reading workshops. This new course will provide the professional understandings teachers need to establish and maintain a strong and efficient year-long reading workshop curriculum. Participants will learn to design units of study, teach minilessons, and lead small group work, as well as discover ways to use assessment to match books to readers. In addition to describing classroom management structures that make reading workshops effective, the course will provide the teaching points, conferences, strategies, and tools teachers need to implement a robust reading workshop where students develop foundational reading strategies and skills.

The course will include discussions based on the teachings of Heinemann professional books including:

  • Reading Essentials by Regie Routman
  • Conferring with Readers by Jennifer Serravallo
  • Comprehension Through Conversation by Maria Nichols
  • Teaching Reading in Small Groups (Spring 2010) by Jennifer Serravallo
  • Classroom Reading Assessments (Spring 2010) by Frank Serafini
  • Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days by Frank Serafini

Course goals:

  • Help participants understand the components of a rigorous, accountable reading workshop
  • Provide support to teachers to develop their own units of study in the reading workshop
  • Consider various ways to assess readers and track their development
  • To show how master teachers bring the structures and rituals of the reading workshop to life

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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