In yesterday’s blog post, Jill Bless commented, and I am paraphrasing, that teachers might be needing some support to jump start their reading conferences after the school year we’ve all had to endure.
And that got me thinking…
My reading instruction certainly looked different teaching online. My in person classroom is organized around a workshop model, but that was seriously compromised this year.
I struggled with so many things, from read aloud to writing about reading to establishing a community of readers to engaging students in small and large group conversations.
And to remedy some of these problems, I tried a variety of platforms and online structures to address what would normally be second nature in person.
So, I’m curious to know what might help you get back on track with reading workshop in the fall?
Whether you were face-to-face, hybrid or fully online, there were disruptions to what we typically do in the classroom. And, while not everything I was doing pre-COVID should stay, there were routines and connections that weren’t as strong for me as they usually are. There were students I failed to reach because we were online.
So, what will you keep?
What will you dismantle?
What new structures and practices will you introduce into your workshop classroom this year?
I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments. Questions and thoughts in progress are also welcome!