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Sarah Lang
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Reading Workshop Schedule and Structure: Fitting it all in

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Reading Workshop Schedule and Structure: Fitting It All In
I spent some time with a group of middle school teachers this week discussing how to fit in the components of balanced literacy into the workshop model. We had been focusing on Reading Workshop in a 45 minute class period. Some of the pieces we needed to co...

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Grammar Instruction: "Sticky" Teaching for Transfer
Grammar? Grammar? Grammar?  How do you fit grammar instruction into the workshop model?  How do you teach grammar so it sticks and transfers into their independent writing?  How do you teach grammar so it is engaging?   When I consult or teach graduate cour...

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Grammar Instruction: "Sticky" Teaching for Transfer
Grammar? Grammar? Grammar?  How do you fit grammar instruction into the workshop model?  How do you teach grammar so it sticks and transfers into their independent writing?  How do you teach grammar so it is engaging?   When I consult or teach graduate cour...

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Reading Logs... What's the purpose?

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Reading Logs
As we think about the upcoming school year and developing and analyzing reading lives with our students, one way to do this is by using reading logs.  I have many thoughts on the effectiveness and use of reading logs. For me, what it truly boils down to is,...

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Students Rate Their Stop & Jots
Below are some charts that were made to help students develop their stop and jots.  The first picture is blank because it can then be used with a small group of students (or whole group) who are working on stretching their thinking while jotting.  The other...

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Conferring Scaffolds and Collaboration in Reading Workshop
I have been lucky enough to learn alongside some colleagues who are considering how conferences might go when digging through their units of study in Reading Workshop.  One of the tools they are preparing are visuals to help scaffold students in the big ide...

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Supporting Stop & Jots with Anchor Charts
Hi everybody!  This fall, I worked with a number of teachers on utilizing stop and jots in Reading Workshop.  Our goals included: What is the purpose of stop and jots? Supporting the objectives of the unit Preparing for book clubs / partnerships Carrying id...
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