What Is It?
- Creating a predictable instructional routine that gradually shifts learning responsibility to students
- Incorporating structures for learning including mini-lessons, independent work time, and reflection
- Differentiating instruction and scaffolding support based on individual student needs
- Directing instruction from all areas around the classroom, especially side-by-side with students
- Providing students the opportunity to work independently, on their level with a clear focus
Design instruction to shift the classroom balance from teacher-directed to student-centered.
Gradually take on more
responsibility for their own learning.
How Can I Implement In the Classroom?
Establish a workshop structure including mini-lessons, independent and small group work time, and debriefing
Create records of student thinking and display in accessible ways for students
Use mentor texts and real-world models to build collective understanding and success criteria
Confer with students one-on-one
Model reading, writing, problem solving, and thinking aloud forstudents
From That Workshop Book, page 207
Classrooms in Action
Fifth-Grade Reading Workshop
Conferring in Reader's Workshop
Conferring in Writer's Workshop
Reading Workshop Demo
Lessons on Learning: The Readers' and Writers' Workshop Model
High School Panel, Workshop Models and Examples
6th Grade Mathematics - Workshop Model Best Practices