iTeach Fifth: 5th Grade Teaching Resources · Aug 12, 2015

Workshop Model Schedule

How many of you do some type of workshop model in math or reading? I have used this model in both... and here's why I love it!

Using a workshop model in your classroom gives you an opportunity to teach your students in a whole group setting, partner setting, small group setting, and individual setting. Pretty much, you get to know your students in all aspects and possibilities... how they interact with others, how they interact with you, and how they interact in a larger setting. Using a workshop model also gives you the opportunity to assess your students at various times. By the time Friday comes, you've had multiple formal and informal assessments of their learning.

Today, I'm going to share a schedule that works well for me. It may be similar to something you use in your classroom. I'd love to hear from you if you use something similar or if what you use is a little different. I love getting new ideas from my classroom! I'm also giving you a sneak peek into my classroom for this school year!

Here's my schedule. It changes a bit based on what we need for that week, but it basically follows the same format.

We have whole group on Mondays with an anchor chart to anchor our learning for the week. This will stay up as long as the students need it.

I try to assess each Friday, but sometimes we wait. This is especially true if our skill is going to span over the course of several weeks. The most important components of this schedule is independent reading time and individual conferences. To me, these two are the most important! Students can't become better readers if they don't spend time reading independently. I've changed this schedule a little this year since I only have a little over an hour for each class. I would share that, but I'm not sure how it's going to work out yet. This is now our third day of school :)

I would love to hear your thoughts and how you do it!

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