Upper Elementary
English Language Arts

Long Term Planning for Reader's Workshop

I once attended a workshop with, Sarah Cotner, who said that creating a long-term plan is like getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. You really don't want to do it, but once you do you can sleep soundly and peacefully the rest of the night. The tools in this collection are helpful for teachers who want to plan and teach reader's or writer's workshops. A great long term plan keeps you focused and prepares our kids to be high-quality readers, writers, and thinkers.
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Long Term Planning for Reader's Workshop
  • Rosy Reed says:
    These two unit plans offer the next level of detail down from a year-long plan. They both provide overall goals, assessments, classroom tools and templates, materials and minilesson objectives. Unit 2 is much more in depth than Unit 1 as Unit 1 was created as a short two-week summer school unit. Thanks to Sarah Cotner for a lot of the inspiration and material behind these tools!
  • Rosy Reed says:
    Wachusett Regional School District's website offers readers workshop year long plans, sample units and sample focus lessons by grade level - all are available in word documents so that you don't need to start from scratch when planning for your year!
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    Research Based- Underlying the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop’s Approach to Literacy

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    Rosy Reed says:
    This article from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project outlines the why behind this renowned institution's approach to literacy instruction. They provide summaries as well as additional sources for each of the tenants of teaching through the Reader's Workshop model (including how to build phonics and fluency through this model and how to incorporate non-fiction reading).
  • Rosy Reed says:
    This is a sample from one of my years teaching 6th Grade in a Reader's Workshop model. It provides goals and structures for the year, an overview of each unit broken down by minilesson objective, and texts used.
  • Rosy Reed says:
    Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching offers a helpful synopsis of the Understanding by Design approach to planning for quality instruction. This is helpful whether or not you are teaching workshop style as a foundation for good planning.
  • Rosy Reed says:
    This document is a collaboration between myself and others at KIPP DC: AIM Academy. We wanted to outline what our vision was for our students' literacy abilities when they left us after 8th grade. Creating a vision helped us stay focused when we created our long term and unit plans and helped us work together across grade levels
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