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NYC Helpline: How To: Teach Literacy

Readers’ Workshop
“The Look”

Back to Allison Demas's Understanding "The Look" of the Readers' Workshop

Mini-lesson
Shared Reading or Read Aloud
Big Book, Poem, Work on Overhead
(enlarged and appropriate)
   
Guided & Independent Reading
Conference and Running Record
   
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Possible Mini-Lessons:
Topics for mini-lessons can be theme related (science/social studies), folk tales, author studies…

Routines:
Working together in a group
Book Talk
Picking “just right” books
Reading for an extended period of time
Transitions
Sharing (how to)
Word Attack Strategies:
“Skip and Go Back”
chunking
looking for smaller words in the larger words
prefixes/suffixes
picture cues (Does it look right & sound right?)
Comprehension:
Character traits
Prediction
Sequencing
(BME= beginning, middle, end)
story web
(setting, problem, solution)
cause & effect
inferencing
main idea
Phonics:
Spelling Patterns
Blends/digraphs
Vowel pairs
Sound explorations
Initial consonant sounds

 

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