Guided reading is small-group reading instruction designed to provide differentiated teaching that supports students in developing reading proficiency. The small group model allows children to be taught in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs, accelerating their progress.
Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that occurs when students join in or share the reading of a book or other text while guided and supported by a teacher. The teacher explicitly models the skills of proficient readers, including reading with fluency and expression.
Independent Reading allows students the chance to practice the strategies they’ve learned through guided reading, shared reading, and teacher read alouds. With level appropriate materials, students now have the skills they need to read on their own. That means they can read confidently and are actually excited about their ability to read.
Writing Workshop is a method of writing instruction in which students receive daily mini-lessons and have time to write independently while applying what they have learned. Students have the opportunity to frequently share their work with their peers for feedback.
Phonics & Word WOrk
Phonics is the connection between letters and sounds. Because many letters can represent a number of different sounds, phonics is an ongoing process for a developing reader.