FWSU Action Plan – Target #1: Student Centered Learning FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities
Readers Workshop is a research-proven method of reading instruction that uses direct instruction and practice to promote a love of reading in students. It also personalizes the learning experience of each student and allows for differentiation to occur naturally. Students read books that are “just right” for who they are as learners.
Fletcher Elementary School this year just launched a new school-wide Readers’ Workshop during its literacy instructional block. This model allows students to gain the benefits of reading through self-reflection, self-pacing and time spent reading and sharing books. The Readers’ Workshop model also promotes a learning community that fosters diversity and the development of each student’s self-confidence and self esteem.
Third and fourth grade students created their own reading notebooks:
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut”