Reader's WorkshopEach Reading Workshop session begins with a mini-lesson that lasts about 10-15 minutes. During each session, the teacher introduces a specific concept, also known as the teaching point. The teacher's point focuses on a reading strategy or skill. After the teacher models the skill for the class, the children get a chance to practice the skill or strategy on their own or sometimes with a partner.
Writer's WorkshopWriter's Workshop is a method of writing instruction that focuses on the goal of encouraging lifelong writers. The teacher acts as a mentor author, modeling writing techniques and conferring with students as they move through the writing process.
Just Words is a new spelling program for third grade this year. The program involves studying word structures, decoding and spelling.