Readers Workshop

  • Reader's Workshop has the same format as Writer's Workshop.

    The three main parts of Reading  Workshop are the mini-lesson, writing/conferring time, and sharing. There is no time limit for each book or level.  Every child moves at their own pace.

    In kindergarten, your students begin to establish their identities as readers while they build the foundational skills for reading.-Lucy Calkins


    Kindergarten Units:

    Unit 1: We Are Readers, children will develop concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the knowledge necessary to use story language to support their approximations of reading.

    Unit 2: Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power, glories in children’s love of play as they learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

    Unit 3:  Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles, children attempt more difficult books with greater independence and use reading strategies to read with more accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.

    Unit 4:Becoming Avid Readers, helps youngsters role-play their way into being the readers you want them to become. They pay close attention to characters, setting, and plot while reading fictional stories, become experts in nonfiction topics as they read together in clubs, and play with rhyme and rhythm while reading poetry. 

                                                                                                                              -Heinmann Site-