Websites

Go here to see two online noticeboards that will take you to some great resources on Readers' Workshop and Reading Comprehension:

http://pinterest.com/spikepinterest/readers-workshop/


http://pinterest.com/spikepinterest/reading-comprehension-strategies/



Beth Newingham is a Grade 3 teacher. Her site has extensive information on Readers Workshop - click on Literacy Links on the left hand side of the site
http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/

Two excellent blog posts by Beth Newingham describing aspects of her Readers Workshop
http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2009/10/reading-workshop.html

http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2009/11/assessment-reading-workshop.html

Growing resources on Readers Workshop, including anchor charts
http://www.hallco.org/literacy/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=4

Some great resources for teaching comprehension strategies within Readers Workshop
http://www.ourclassweb.com/sites_for_teachers_readers_workshop.htm

How to set up Readers Workshop in your classroom
http://www.readersworkshop.org/

A treasure trove of tools to help with strategy development
http://www.readinglady.com/mosaic/tools/tools.htm

Some great ideas for teaching comprehension strategies in Kindergarten
http://polsellikindergarten.tripod.com/Comprehension%20Strategies/Planting%20a%20Literacy%20Garden.htm

Great resources for teaching reading comprehension
http://reading.ecb.org/index.html

A great Aussie blog on Readers Workshop
http://areaderscommunity.blogspot.com/



Some Recommended Teacher Reference Books


  • The Art of Teaching Reading by Lucy McCormick Calkins
  • Growing Readers: Units of Study in the Primary Classroom by Kathy Collins
  • Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
  • Teaching for Comprehension in Reading Grades K-2 by Gay Su Pinnell and Patricia L. Scharer
  • Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor
  • Independence in Reading by Don Holdaway
  • Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop by Frank Serafini
  • Mosaic of Thought by Susan Zimmermann and Ellin Oliver Keene
  • To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension by Ellin Oliver Keene
  • On Solid Ground by Sharon Taberski
  • Comprehension from the Ground Up: Simplified, Sensible Instruction for the K-3 Reading Workshop by Sharon Taberski
  • Reading Essentials by Regie Routman
  • The Reading Workshop by Frank Serafini
  • Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
  • Revisiting the Reading Workshop: Management, Mini-Lessons, and Strategies by Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley
  • Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach by Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos
  • The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Primary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
  • The CAFE Book: Engaging all students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser