Reading and Writing Workshop
Reading is an integral part of Woodland's program. Each day before lunch, the students disperse and choose from a variety of literacy options. We have students who enjoy silent sustained reading, students participating in literacy based activities or games with a teacher, or older students paired up with younger students to practice reading aloud. Emerging readers most often work with teachers one-on-one.
Emerging reading groups form as students share or demonstrate their interest and readiness. Teachers draw from a range of methodologies that best fit the students' needs and learning styles including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities. Many students enjoy a multisensory approach as they learn how to read!
In addition to our scheduled Reading time, students may choose to work on this valuable skill through self directed activities, projects, and teacher offerings during the Journey of Discovery and Free Choice times.
Woodland ends each day with the beloved "Read Aloud." Students love listening to their teachers read books and stories aloud. The students are split into three groups based reading comprehension, interests, and developmental appropriateness. Read Aloud is a fun place where parents can volunteer their time.
Our library offers something for every type of reader!