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Implementing Reader's Workshop in the Primary Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Basic guidelines and lesson ideas for introducing this reading strategy.
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Outline Workshop: Responding to Friendly and Skeptical Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Answering questions is the best way to hone and revise your argument. Foster receptive writers with a workshop activity that promotes peer editing and argumentative writing skills. Given lists of both friendly and skeptical questions,...
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How to Kit: Readers Theatre

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Immerse your class in a good story with an extensive resource featuring reader's theater techniques. The worksheets are designed for both teacher and student, and carefully explain how to organize, write, and perform stories in a...
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The Workshop

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Kids take a critical look at each other's work in order to understand the editing process while providing constructive suggestions. This handout really sets learners up to successfully offer constructive critique to their peers. Helpful...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can opinions slant facts? Workshop participants learn how to examine primary and secondary sources and identify the author's point of view. They also examine how visual art impacts the meaning and rhetoric of sources. Full of...
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Words by Heart: Question Answer Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though readers investigate matters of the heart, this activity promotes the inner workings of learners' brains. The fifth lesson of six has the teacher first model the strategy to the class before having small groups practice. To...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How did Abraham Lincoln begin to change the minds of American citizens? Join him in his quest with a reading passage about Lincoln's experiences as a congressman and public denouncement of slavery. The resource contains reading...
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Reader's Workshop: Julius

For Teachers 1st
First graders use prior knowledge and reading strategies for the story (Julius).  In this reader's workshop lesson, 1st graders use elbow buddies to discuss parts of the story during guided reading.  Students review reading strategies.
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Science Workshops

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Based on the popular Writer's Workshops used in language arts, Science Workshops can be used to teach both science content and process.
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Anti-Semitism Workshop

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Originating from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, here is a resource to support your world historians in their study of World War II, the Holocaust, your cultural scholars learning about anti-semitism, or your...
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Peer Review: Looking at Texts from a Reader's Point of View

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Designed to acquaint Purdue University freshmen with the concept of peer review, this presentation could be used with high school level learners as an introduction to peer reviewing. Slides model the process as well as helpful questions...
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For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine how a hook grabs the readers attention. They read an example of a hook from the book "Charlotte's Web," and discuss the process of writing a hook. Students listen to the story "Hey Al," identify the hooks in the story,...
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Lesson Plan 15: Taking the "Work" Out of Workshopping

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learning how to provide constructive criticism in a writing workshop is an essential skill. After responding to a prompt that asks them to write about a character who turns something rough or sparse into something beautiful, pupils use...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Question Answer Response Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What types of questions help readers learn the most? Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders learn how to ask four types of questions from the Question Answer Response (QAR) reading strategy to help grow their comprehension of Touching Spirit...
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The Woodman and the Serpent

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Does everyone always appreciate kindness? Part of a comprehensive series, Aesop's 136-word fable "The Woodman and the Serpent" tells the story of a snake that is rescued by a farmer and later tries biting the farmer's daughter. Readers...
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The Two Crabs

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
How important is it to lead with example? Part of a larger series of audiobooks, Aesop's 70-word fable "The Two Crabs" is about a mother crab that essentially tells her son to do what she says and not as she does. The writing activity...
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Sequencing: Reader's Workshop

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore sequencing. In this reading comprehension sequencing lesson, students listen to the story Leonard's Horse, then complete a related sequencing chart. Students participate in activities briefly described, moving to several...
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Differentiate reading instruction with the help of graphic organizers, worksheets, and assessments designed to create an organized base for successful small reading groups and growth among early readers.
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Writing Workshop: Using Sequencing Words

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars practice writing using sequencing words. In this writing workshop lesson, students organize pictures displayed on a SMARTBoard using the words first, next, then, and last.  Young scholars use these words during independent...
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Julius Caesar Teacher Pack

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A great actor has the ability to make or break a play. A series of lesson plans related to William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar looks closely at the choices actors make during a production of the play to help provide insight into the...
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Reader's Workshop - Expression - Day 3

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders come up with motions to put with their poem and read their poem with expression. In this expression lesson plan, 2nd graders work in groups to complete this task.
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Brainstorm Workshop: Responding to Friendly Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Questions are not meant to challenge arguments, but to enhance them. High schoolers use peers' questions about their one-page research proposals to guide further research and to generate ideas for the next draft of writing.
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My Favorite Martian: Workshopping Warrants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes explaining an argument can lead to confusion and miscommunication. Narrow down the details in written arguments with a group activity in which learners pretend to be aliens from another planet, struggling to understand each...
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Words by Heart: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sad, depressed, miserable, inconsolable, forlorn: so many synonyms have a lot of variety with their connotations. Through the guided imagery activity, writers explore the use of connotation and its influence on imagery and description by...

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