If you are interested in how Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop works in one school in Minnesota, check out the site Literacy @ Riverview. The site gives an outline of expectations for reading and writing education. It is a great site for new teachers who want a window into elementary literacy or experienced teachers who want a refresher. There is also a section of resources in Spanish.
Check it out and see what you think:
Here is a list of the strategies we are learning with the NUA cohort this year. The work has been wonderful and I always love learning! I am pretty sure that any one of them can be “googled” if you are looking for more information.
- Bubble Map- Describing
- Circle Map- Defining in Context
- Double Bubble Map- Compare
- Flow Map- Sequence
- Tree Map
- Vocabulary Development- Pronoun Boxes Comprehension
- Vocabulary Development- Synonym Triplets
- Vocabulary Development- Taxonomy
- Vocabulary Development- Vocabulary Tri-Fold
- Vocabulary Development – Dancing Definitions
- Community Builders- I Am, I Love, I Always
- Equity Sticks/Voice Avatar
- NUA Notebook
- NUA Explicit Strategy Instruction Protocol
- Touching the Spirit
- Punctuate Your Thoughts
- Speech Bubbles with Imaginary Teachers’ Comments on Race/Ethnicity Related Issues
- Comprehension – Key Word Notes
- Composing with Keywords- Writing
- Good and Better- Vocabulary
- Decoding–Phonic Pattern Word Lists
- Comprehension – Essential Summaries
- Choral Reading Repetition (The girl on the train)
- Panel Books
Just to name a few! 🙂
This article is from a while ago but I think it needs repeating:
For centuries we taught and learned without computers. While there is a time and a place for them (and I love using technology!) is every time and every place the time and place.
Holding hands with her daughter
they crossed the street
Her other hand caressing
the cell phone
fingering the buttons
a coy smile
staring into its light.
A quick tug from the daughter
and mom knows there is a curb,
a hurdle to overcome.