Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2017

Grade(s): K - 2

Delivery Method: Print

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Lindsey Moses, Meridith Ogden

What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing? Fostering Independence in the K-2 Reading Workshop

In her work with teachers around the country, Lindsey Moses hears this common frustration among those who work with our youngest readers:  “During reading workshop, what kinds of meaningful work can students be doing independently, while I confer one-on-one or with small groups?”  Lindsey and First grade teacher Meridith Ogden help you move beyond assigning busy work to providing purposeful learning experiences that build independence over the year.  Their how-to suggestions including lesson plans, assessment tools, student samples, and classroom vignettes show how a traditional workshop approach can be easily adapted to meet the needs of our very young readers.  

Take the anxiety out of reading workshop with Lindsey and Meridith’s research-based, proven strategies for scaffolding independence for K-2 students.