Q&A With Dr. Sinha
Q&A With Dr. Sinha
This is the image for the news article titled Q&A With Dr. SinhaInformation on the New Reading Workshop for the Upcoming School Year

We will be part of Columbia University Teacher’s College for our approach to reading instruction, kindergarten through 5th grade. Reading Workshop is a structure used in the teaching of reading, one that is designed to give students the essentials they need to be good readers. Teachers model and provide explicit instruction on reading strategies and skills that readers use. Daily, students engage in a mini-lesson, small group instruction, conferring, and independent reading.

Each Reading Workshop session begins with a mini-lesson that lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes. During each mini-lesson, the teacher introduces a specific concept, also known as the teaching point. Most often, the teaching point focuses on a reading strategy or skill. The teacher explicitly models or demonstrates the skill for the students.

Students will also be given a variety of books to take home to read, and time during the day to read. Increasing the volume of reading for each student is an important component of the Reading Workshop.

In November, we will hold an evening parent meeting to introduce the reading workshop and work around literacy for all of our students. We will also share what parents can do at home to promote reading.