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End Reading Workshop With Home Reading Instructions

By Beth Newingham on June 13, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

My students are expected to read at least 15 minutes at home every night. Usually during the last 5-10 minute period of Reading Workshop, I remind them to use the new strategy or concept that I taught during the current day's mini-lesson while they are reading at home.

On some days, I even ask them to continue doing the IDR task at home. On these days, they will bring home their Reader's Notebook so that they can record their thinking as they read their required 15 minutes outside of school.

Comments (4)

Thank you for this post. I would really like implement areader's and writer's workshop in my 6th grade Language Arts classroom. But, is it possible? Would I only be able to do it once a week? Or could I have an independent reading time daily and still be able to cover what the district wants me to cover?

I would also love to know what is in your reading notebook. ")

Is this reading on top of other Language Arts hw? I teach grades 3-6 LA and Social Studies, and although SS is only 2-3x/week, they do have another teacher for math and science (also 2-3x/week). I don't know how I would fit in other hw, such as spelling and vocabulary, in addition to the reading, and keep it under 30 mins a night (because of the other classes).

How do you do it? I really want to have nightly reading as the main part of the hw, but I'm trying to figure it out logistically.

Thanks!

I love your ideas! will you let me know what your students readers notebook is.

Thanks!

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