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Our Balanced Literacy Model consists of several components including Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, phonics, shared reading, and read aloud.  During our Reader's Workshop students participate in a mini lesson, read independently from self-selected high - interest books, as well as talk with peers and write about books.  Students participate in one-on-one conferences and strategy groups to support individual needs.  Our mini lessons are derived from the Reading Units of Study, a product of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University.

The units focus on:

      • High-volume, high-interest reading – upwards of 30+ minutes per day
      • Building knowledge base through nonfiction reading
      • Teaching comprehension skills & strategies to support reading achievement
      • Value of interactive read aloud
      • Incorporating instruction on reading foundational skills and phonics 

Reading Units of Study Presentation November 2018 (video)

Scholastic Book Wizard: Find Children's Books by Reading Level

Scholastic Book Wizard How-to.pdf

Fountas and Pinnell Instructional Level Expectations for Reading

Popular Books and Their Levels


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