A Reading Workshop is key to actively engage students and allow all children to build their reading skills every day.
Instead of only choosing literature based on a specific writing task or learning objective, teachers should make literature the key part of all writing programs.
A Reader's Notebook is a fantastic tool for teachers to help students meaningfully engage with their reading, according to literacy experts Sharon and Phil Callen.
Sharon Callen is an experienced teacher, author and literacy consultant. Since 2000 she has worked in schools in Australia and the USA helping improve literacy learning by explicitly modelling in classrooms and guiding leadership.
Phil Callen is Executive Director of Cue Learning, and former Executive Director of the Council of Education Associations of SA and Secretary of the Australian Professional Teachers Association.
They both active teachers and principal consultants with Cue Learning, an education consultancy which provides highly practical, research based professional development for teachers and leaders in schools.