Like Writers' Workshop, Reading Workshop is intended to give students more choice and control over what they read and write. Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (among others) are major advocates of this approach and have developed some very helpful materials to go along with their workshops and institutes. The basic format is as follows: 1) Mini-lesson, 2) Independent practice with conferences, 3) Sharing.
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For additional excellent resources on reading instruction (esp. nonfiction text support), even if your state doesn't use PARCC assessments, check out the PARCC Prep page.
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