- This is a great article in Scholastic with some fabulous ideas for Reader’s Workshop.
- Another article about Reader’s Workshop
- This teacher’s site has links to websites that have some great examples for mini lessons for Reader’s Workshop.
- Busy Teachers Cafe (same as the site above) with some resources for Writer’s Workshop
- Scholastic article about Math Workshop
I have been teaching 2nd grade for two years and love creating authentic learning experiences for my students. I am also a avid music lover. I sang in my school chorus, and I played flute in our symphonic band and baritone saxophone in our jazz ensemble. I don’t know what I’d do without music in my life and try to incorporate that love into my classroom, as well. I also love getting outside and taking my dog for a hike or going to see the latest movie at the theater. Check out my blog over at Primary Teacherhood and my TPT store, where I share a store with my fiancee (a 5th grade teacher), over at TeachNC for more ideas.
Image Source at Top: Little Red’s Schoolhouse
I am Bullyproof Music - Lessia Bonn says
You got me at "Supports the whole child." This makes so much sense!
Kristin Wynegar says
A lot of great ideas and resources. Thank you!
Tan Huynh says
Hi, Rachel. I referenced your article about the workshop model to help create a process I call Visible Reading. Thank you for your post.
Irish Lique says
Hi Rachel! I am a Filipino graduate school student, and is currently writing a paper about balanced lieracy using the workshop approach. At the moment, I am having a tough time looking for resources where I can quote Calkins about her general idea as to why (and how) she developed this approach (or model, as you refer to it). I’m really hoping you can help me find books / articles / online resources regarding this matter.
All the best,
PS: Your site is really helpful especially for beginning teachers who applies this method. Keep it up!
Lizzi Mazal says
Fascinating that while your article is very much pro-Workshop model, an article that you linked to yours (http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2005/09/the_workshop_mo.html) is very anti-Worskshop model, and criticizes it as “shoe-horning” all curricula into this model.
We appreciate that you took the time to read our blog post! I do want to point out that this particular post was written by a guest blogger, not by Rachel. We welcome most guest post topics that will help teachers in grades 1-6, and the workshop model is no different. Additionally, this guest post was published almost a decade after the article you linked in your comment, and in that time, of course, opinions can change. 🙂
Thanks again for reading!
– Leslie, Rachel’s virtual assistant
Lizzi Mazal says
Follow-up to my incomplete comment:
My apologies. I otherwise find your article to be positive, encouraging and informative. Thank-you.