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:
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.