A comprehensive approach to literacy instruction allows for guided reading, shared reading and independent reading.
All about reading workshop co-created with Orchard Park's Jenn Senn. Follow her on Twitter @A3_Senn
Shared reading is an instructional approach in which the teacher explicitly models the strategies and skills of proficient readers. Students participate in reading and join along with the teacher. Everyone practices skills and strategies.
Guided reading is small-group reading instruction designed to provide differentiated teaching that supports students in developing reading proficiency. The small group model allows students to be taught in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs, accelerating their progress.
Readers need long stretches of time to read. Students work on building reading stamina in the reading stamina challenge.
PROTECTED TIME TO READ
The reading invasion is simple; grab a book, invade a space and read. Protected time during the school day to read is a critical part of literacy instruction. Take a look at a reading invasion in action.
Students are involved in choosing and reading material for their independent consumption and enjoyment. Students that read independently have an emphasized creative choice in what they want to read and choose to learn.
Adam Kreutinger the South Davis art teacher created and developed a video series, What Are You Reading to highlight books that students and teachers are reading. Take a look at all of the videos and Adam's web site.