Exploring Variations of Guided Reading and Reading Workshop in Grades 3-6

1. Rick's Reading Workshop in Grade 5 (26 minutes) from the Teaching Channel
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  • Overview
  • Silent Reading
  • One-on-One Instruction
  • Mini-Lesson
  • Setting Reading Goals



2. Guided Reading with Jenna's Grade 5 (26 minutes) from the Teaching Channel
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  • Overview
  • Classroom Management
  • Introducing Work Stations
  • Reading Predictions



3. What is Guided Reading? (from eWorkshop in Canada)- This interactive online module walks you through three phases of "Tell Me", "Show Me", and "Let Me Try." Visit the website, click on the green tabs and sub-tabs, and view an amazing set of videos and interactive tutorials.
  • After you explore, you can also view a series of videos of teachers in action for Grades K-3 or Grades 4-6. At the K-3 level, you can learn about guided reading, independent reading, running records, and shared reading. At the Grade 4-6 level, you can learn about cooperative learning, literature circles, technology, media literacy, shared reading, and writer's workshop.

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4. Teaching Reading Grades 3-5: Research-Based Principles and Practices (Annenburg Foundation, 2011)

Eight modules include the following: Creating Contexts for Learning, Fluency and Word Study, Building Comprehension, Writing, New Literacies of the Internet, Teaching English Language Learners, Teaching Diverse Learners, and Assessment and Accountability

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5. **Teaching Reading K-2: Research-Based Principles and Practices** (Annenburg Foundation, 2011)

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5. Units of Study for Teaching Reading Grades 3-5 with Lucy Calkins (Heinemann)

A Curriculum for Reading Workshop - sample videos - Other videos and podcasts available at the website


6. The Daily Five - Gail Boushey

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The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.

7. A Look at Reader's Workshop (Visions for Learning):



8. Literature Circle Discussions

9. A Series of Reading Podcasts from the International Reading Association