*Reader’s Workshop

    During reading workshop, the children are enriched with mini lessons that focus on decoding strategies and increasing their oral reading fluency.  A large goal for children is to foster their use of deeper meaning strategies by "Stopping & Jotting" while reading, retelling and summarizing a story. Stop & Jots include making connections, predictions, inferences, and asking each other "deep thinking" questions.  Utilizing these techniques will further develop their higher-order thinking skills.