Reading and Writing
Literacy at Sequoyah is taught through Reading and Writing Workshops. Reading and Writing Workshops are powerful ways to structure reading and writing. Using these models involves encouraging students to choose their own books and topics as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read and write independently. These approaches foster a love of reading and writing that will last a lifetime.
The workshops begin with a mini-lesson over a specific reading or writing skill. Both workshops are led by the teacher and then move into an activity period. Reading activity periods provide an opportunity where students read alone or with peers, respond to books, and discuss comprehension with the teacher. Writing activity periods allow students to apply a newly taught skill to their writing, edit and revise with peers, and individually conference with the teacher. Both workshops are closed by having a whole group discussion over the materials learned.
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