We will be using Lucy Calkin's Units of Study for Readers and Writers Workshop this year. Throughout workshops, students will grow as readers, writers, speakers and independent thinkers. I am looking forward to nurtuing flexible, resilient readers who read for pleasure as well as for academic purposes.Readers Workshop Topics:Character AnalysisCritical LiteraciesNon-FictionWriters Workshop:
“The Common Core State Standards call for high levels of writing proficiency. Meeting these standards requires a planned, sequential, explicit writing program, with instruction that gives students repeated opportunities to practice each kinds of writing and to receive explicit, assessment-informed feedback at frequent intervals.
-Lucy CalkinsWriters Workshop Topics:Personal NarrativeLiterary EssaysResearch-Based Information WritingPersuasion
In- class participation and work: 10%