~Literacy Instruction in the Hudson Public Elementary Schools~

Hudson Public Elementary Schools provide quality literacy instruction based on the workshop model.  This workshop model allows students to access reading, writing, listening, speaking and language in a customized and structured way that ensures an interdisciplinary approach to learning. This model nurtures understanding, builds on foundational skills, promotes independence, and sets all students on the path to college readiness. 


Literacy Program Description:
What does it look like?

 Reader's Workshop

Reader's Workshop is a research-based approach to reading instruction that responds to the needs of individual readers within a classroom. It provides a predictable structure which includes a focus lesson, guided practice independent reading time*, and share. 

* During independent reading time, the teacher confers with individual students to provide additional instruction as needed, or with small groups of students with similar needs. 


 Focus Lesson

10 min.
teacher explicitly models  skills/strategies
 Guided Practice


5 min.
students given opportunity to apply skills/strategy with teacher support
 Independent reading time

between 10 and 40 min. based on grade level
students given the opportunity to read just right books and apply skill/strategy
 Share


5 min.
teacher and students reflect upon  reading processes learned that day

   Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop is a research-based approach to writing instruction that responds to the needs of individual writers within a classroom. It provides a predictable structure which includes a focus lesson, guided practice independent writing time*, and share.

* During independent writing time, the teacher confers with individual students to provide additional instruction as needed, or with small groups of students with similar needs.  

 Focus Lesson

10 min.
teacher explicitly models writing concepts
 Guided Practice

5 min.
students given opportunity to apply writing concepts with teacher support
 Independent writing time

between 10 and 40 min. based on grade level
students given the opportunity to independently write based on interest or need, while applying concepts taught in the focus lesson
 Share

5 min.
teacher and students reflect upon writing concepts learned and applied that day

   Phonics/Fundations





Fundation
s is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling and handwriting program used in all K-3 classrooms.  It is based upon the Wilson Reading System and is used as a general education prevention programDaily instruction is approximately 30 minutes with a variety of activities and skills addressed in a carefully sequenced and systematic way.*

*see attached Scope and Sequence lists for particular grade levels  






Calendars:
When are assessments and literacy meetings happening in the district??

          
 

Elementary ELA Assessment






Great Mentor Texts:
Which texts could I use to support my instruction in the Reader's and/or Writer's Workshop?

Reader's/Writer's Worskop Mentor Texts





Home Connection:
How can I support parents in understanding the components of our literacy program?




Welcome

Welcome to our new Literacy Website!!!


H. Fisher

Heather Fisher
Elementary ELA Coach

K. Provost

Kathleen Provost
Elementary ELA Coach


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