The series provides well-planned resources for teaching reading. It’s designed to guide teachers through lessons that help students meet and exceed reading expectations.
At every year level, detailed units of work include lesson plans along with mini-lessons and small group work to help students develop and improve their skills.
The series helps students move independently and also gives teachers the opportunity to conduct strategic performance assessments to help monitor students’ progress.
The series has been crafted by experienced author Lucy Calkins and her colleagues. Lucy has more than 30 years experience in developing state-of-the-art reading and writing teaching methods.
The series has been piloted and revised in thousands of classrooms over decades.
It primarily focuses on high volume of writing and daily protected writing time which leads to greater fluency and proficiency.
The series provides reading workshops for Foundation level through to Year 8.
Each year level has specific units of study designed to meet developmental and curricular needs of students.
The series provides strong scaffolding and clear instructions.
Each unit of study provides five to six weeks of teaching support across all grade levels.
The reading workshop is deliberately designed to offer a simple and predictable framework so that the teacher can focus on the complex work of observing students’ progress and teaching to their needs.