Happy Reading! Creating a Predictable Structure for Joyful Teaching and Learning
Catalogue Number: 000100
ISBN Number: 978-157110-458-8
Producer: Stenhouse Publishers
Subject: Professional Development
Grade Level: Educators
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2002
Running Time: 90:00
Program 1: Essentials: Tone, Structure, and Routines for Creating and Sustaining a Learning Community
This segment documents how and why the room is organized to support readers; the basic components of readers' workshop; how to get started with students who have few decoding skills; and the rules and procedures for whole-group sharing, conferences, and small-group work.
Program 2: Explicit Teaching: Portraits from Readers' Workshop
This segment presents explicit teaching in a variety of contexts, including word study, scaffolding individual readers in conferences, and using observations to assess students; whole- and small-group instruction in comprehension; and small-group guided practice in decoding.
Program 3: Wise Choices: Independence and Instruction in Book Choice
Informed student book choice is essential to a successful reading workshop. Students need a balanced reading diet of different types of text, and when we teach them how to make good choices it fosters independence and engages and motivates them to read for longer periods of time. Nonfiction is key, and teaching students how to access it broadens their choices and helps them become successful in a variety of texts with varying degrees of difficulty."
About the Author
Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in The Denver Public Schools for thirty years. Debbie now presents workshops and works extensively with schools and districts.
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