Reader's Workshop at ICD
Grades K-5 all participate in the Teacher's College Units of Study in Reading. These comprehensive reading units build a curriculum in which students are exposed to research-based reading strategies, modeled and led by the classroom teacher.
Each grade has a curriculum that includes 4 units, planned by alternating both fiction and nonfiction texts and reading strategies. Within the units, 18-20 mini lesson sessions build upon each other and guide the students through teaching points and active engagements that help them acquire important reading skills such as analyzing character, building reading fluency, cross-text synthesis, and summarizing texts by main idea and details.
After the daily mini lesson, the reader's workshop then continues with the bulk of reading time consisting of independent reading, partner reading, and teacher conferring sessions. Teachers have this time and opportunity to work one-on-one with students or with students in small groups. Through this workshop model, students are able to experience volume reading of texts and books at their "just right" reading level while the teacher is able to differentiate to each child's needs.
Have a question about Reader's Workshop? Reach out to me, ICD's Literacy Coach, Megan Klimkewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.