Discussion of Rog and Burton Article and assignments

Shared Reading

Mermelstein, pp. 57, 64-66
Figure 5.5 and chart on p. 66
Demonstration of a shared reading lesson
Look at the books. Consider the characteristics of emergent and early readers and come up with what lessons you could do with these particular big books.

Read Aloud

Mermelstein, pp. 57, 59-62
Figure 5.3
Demonstration of read aloud

Teaching is a Work of Heart has great resources for teaching comprehension strategies based on the books Mosaic of Thought and Strategies that Work (limited preview through Google Books)
The Reading Lady is also a great resource.
Exemplary teacher websites

Reading Workshop

Mermelstein p. 67
Beth Newingham's website

Whole-Part -Whole Model

During the whole portion of reading workshop, the teacher leads the class in a lesson or mini-lesson. The instruction can start with a:
  • Read aloud
  • Shared reading
  • Modeling of processes

The small portion can consist of
  • independent practice
  • small group instruction
  • literacy centers/book clubs

The last whole portion
Coming back together for modeled processes or a time for sharing what was accomplished during the independent practice

Demonstration with articles on Interactive read alouds with Oster and Beck articles

common core standards

Reading Assignment for Session 4