1.Choose one of the approaches from the course text (mini-lesson, collaborative
1.Choose one of the approaches from the course text (mini-lesson, collaborative workshop lesson, or collaborative read-aloud) and plan a lesson using one of the approaches.
2.Make sure to choose a short, complex text and explain your reasons for choosing it.
3.What strategies/teaching points will this help you focus on or lead students to focus on if they are guiding the lesson as in the collaborative approaches?
4. Provide a learning target that is aligned to state standards for your grade level.
Synthesize the textbook reading: How do you envision using strategic groupings in your classroom to enhance learning?
Required Reading: Chapter 2: Strategic Groupings: Flexibility for Student Engagement from The Flexible ELA Classroom: Practical Tools for Differentiated Instruction in Grades 4-8 by Amber Chandler
Now watch the following videos: What do these teachers do to promote deeper thinking and critical literacy?
Reading Workshop in 5th Grade
Introducing a New Chapter using Word Walls & Inference Walls
Analyzing Informational Texts 5th Grade – Transfer to Content Area Literacy
Additional Required Reading: Section 2 from the course text: Reading Workshop