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ERIC Number: ED414740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Literacy: A Co-Teaching Model Using Readers' and Writers' Workshop.
Portocarrero, Georgia; Bergin, Jeannine
A program at Viers Mill Elementary School (Silver Spring, Maryland) to develop the literacy skills of both English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and native English students is described. The program uses a co-teaching model, in which classroom teachers and ESL teachers collaborate by providing readers' and writers' workshops. The workshops have been extended from the initial offering in first and second grade classes to first through fifth grades. During the sixty-minute reading/language arts instructional block, students participate in workshops that include whole-group mini-lessons, a large block of independent work and conferencing time, and a whole-group sharing time. ESL and classroom teachers team-teach the mini-lessons two or three days a week; on days without mini-lessons, students are brought together to discuss the day's plans and to set individual goals to be met during the workshop. During independent work, time, teachers conference with individual students about books they are reading or about their writing. The report details the procedures of each workshop type, modifications made to the program over time, and methods used for measuring student progress. Contains 21 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A