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Starting the Year Off Strong in Literacy Block

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Starting the Year Off Strong in Literacy Block

Reading and writing units at Long-View are often intertwined, supporting learners as they develop deep understanding of a particular genre across both domains. For the first two months of the year, learners in Red and Turquoise Bands have working on stretching their understanding of the genre of realistic fiction....

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Reading and Writing Workshop Off to a Great Start

Reading and Writing Workshop Off to a Great Start

We have had a  wonderful start to the year in literacy and are excited by what our readers and writers will accomplish this year. Our literacy block consists of reading and writing, and we use a workshop format to teach both. We stand on the shoulders of the great work of Teachers College Reading and Writing Project out of Columbia University to inspire us and inform our practices. This organization has an amazing research base and a strong focus on helping kids do the work of real readers and real writers.

This last week students have been learning about how workshop goes, as well as why we use this practice. They have settled in nicely, reading intently in books of their choice throughout our first hour and then generating ideas and writing furiously in their writers' notebooks (or on chromebooks) while in writing workshop....