Over the summer, I read countless blogs and searched on Pinterest for Reading Workshop ideas. When the school year started I was so thankful I decided to try it. My class was made up of three students well below grade level, three way above grade level and the rest of them falling somewhere in between. Having such a huge span of reading abilities made doing a Reading Workshop a huge blessing. My students were able to read books they enjoyed and that were on their level. I was also freed up to meet with students individual or in small groups to help strengthen their abilities.
The beginning of the year was a slow and steady start. The students and I brainstormed the first few days about what our workshop should look like and sound like.
|Our class created "looks like, sounds like" chart|
|Student reading on our class ipad|
|In his comfy reading "nook"|