• Reading
     
    In the resource room, we will be using the Reading Workshop Model to teach reading.  Reading Workshop is a teaching method in which the goal is to teach students strategies for reading and comprehension. This model allows teachers to differentiate and meet the needs of all their students.  The format gives students tools for selecting and comprehending literature. Over the course of the year, students will read many books and will be encouraged to do as good reader's do in exploring different genres, authors, and texts.  The students will learn to ask questions, make connections with prior knowledge and previously read texts, and ask questions to clarify comprehension.
     
     
    • Unit 1: Building a Reading Life (September- November)
      • Goal 1:  Readers build reading lives by reflecting on their reading, by practicing good reading habits, and by setting goals for themselves. 
      • Goal 2: Readers explore ideas, reflect, and adjust their thinking by reading and talking with other readers.
      • Goal 3: Readers employ a variety of strategies to clarify and make meaning from a text. 
    • Unit 2: Reading to Learn (November - January)
      • Goal 1: Readers preview, analyze, and read nonfiction texts in order to determine important ideas and details.
      • Goal 2: Readers develop their understanding and ideas by preparing for and participating in collaborative conversations.
      • Goal 3: Readers look closely for clues that reveal an author's point of view and consider how the author uses language, structure, style and tone to influence a reader.
    • Unit 3: Character Studies (February - March)
      • Goal 1: Readers connect to and learn from characters by making observations, drawing inferences and by hatching evidence-based theories.
      • Goal 2: Reading across multiple texts, readers compare and contrast characters’ motivations, actions,  journeys, and life-lessons.
      • Goal 3:  Readers work to connect their reading to the world around them.
      • Goal 4:  Readers engage in a range of collaborative conversations, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own with clarity.
    • Unit 4: Research Clubs - Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! (April - June)
      • Goal 1: Researchers preview across a text set in order to gather, organize, and build schema about a topic.
      • Goal 2: Team members, within a research club, participate in collaborative conversations.
      • Goal 3: Readers, as members within a research club, read and research to develop and deepen their understanding of a topic.
      • Goal 4: Researchers use evidence to develop theories and propose solutions to real-world problems.