Reader's/Writer's Workshop

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  1. LKcoby11

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    I will be teaching 4th grade next year and am planning on implementing the reading and writing workshop. I am looking for ideas about scheduling, managing, and minilessons from workshop veterans. Thanks! :)
     
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    I have taught reading/writing workshop in 4th grade for 2 years. What works for me is as follows:
    Reading:
    Minilesson --15 min. daily
    Work time--40 min. daily, 3 days a week I pull reading groups, the other 2 days I do individual reading conferences one on one with students where I also complete a running record. Each student gets a running record/conference once a week
    Closing: 5-10 min. Students share reading strategies used, write in a reading response notebook, etc.
    Writing:
    Minilesson--15 min. daily
    Worktime: 40 min. I either complete individaul writing conferences or pull small writing groups depending on student needs
    Closing: 5-10 min.--Students share their writing, either in small groups or as a whole class
    Hope this helps!
     
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    You will definately want to purchase Guided Readers and Writers Grade 3-6, by Fountas and Pinnell...google their names as well to get to their website...lots of leveled reading info. Good luck!
     
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    Wow, agdamity, I wish I had 2 hours of literacy time in my timetable every day!
     
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    It's actually 2 1/2 hours. A 30 minute skills block starts everything off where we do vocabulary and word study. It's great, but at the same time, because of 1 1/2 hours of math, I feel science and social studies get a raw deal!
     

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