This 3-credit online graduate course helps teachers learn the purpose, organization, and process of a readers’ workshop.

This course is offered for K-2 teachers or grade 3-8 teachers.

Course for Grades K–2 Teachers:
Learn the rationale and organizational framework to support a readers’ workshop in the primary classroom. This includes whole-group and small-group teaching, and independent reading with individual conferring. This course considers the purpose and management of literacy centers to promote independent, self-regulated learning. Through analysis of informal assessment data, participants design explicit instructional experiences for a range of students, including English language learners, using The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum and other resources.

Course for Grades 3–8 Teachers:
Learn how the framework of the readers’ workshop supports the development of the reading process in individual students. This course will also discuss how it contributes to the development of a community of learners among students and a culture of learning within the classroom. The workshop will give attention to supporting students who have difficulty with the reading process, and readers whose primary language is not English.