Formative Work

Formative work is an essential part of our "workflow". Workshops provide structure and support for learners as well as frequent opportunities for 1:1 conferences and collaboration.

Formative work doesn't stop when the bell rings at the end of the period or the end of the day. Learners continue their work, developing and applying their self-directed learner strategies and skills.

Reading Workshop

In the context of this workshop, learners further their development as readers of print and non-print texts. Reader's responses , viewer's responses, book groups and 1:1 reading conferences provide learners with opportunities to grow as readers who respond to texts with depth and sophistication.


Writing Workshop

In the context of this workshop, learners develop their writing skills as they engage in the following activities:

Academic Discourse (Listening/Speaking/Viewing) Workshop

In the context of this workshop, learners develop discussion, collaboration, viewing and presentation skills as they engage in the following activities:

    • formal and informal whole-class and small group discussions

    • formal and informal presentations

    • viewing and analyzing multimedia texts

    • book talk

    • poetry performances

    • mini-poster presentations

    • dramatic readings

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Research Workshop

In the context of this workshop, learners engage research , participate in collaborative research projects, and participate in 1:1 conferences as they discover meaningful connections to course texts.

Semester Portfolio Workshop

In the context of this workshop, learners engage the development of a semester portfolio to provide evidence of their ongoing development as a learner.

To learn how formative work will be scored, click here.