Developing Independent Learners (Video)

A Reading/Writing Workshop Approach

The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. In this two-part video series, Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrate how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools.

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The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. In this two-part video series, Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrate how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools.

Program 1: Exploring Literature in Third Grade

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About the Author(s)

Carla is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching.

Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership.

Table of Contents

Program 1: Exploring Literature in Third Grade

  • Introduction to the Workshop Approach 0:00-2:06 (2:06)
  • Part 1: Writing Workshop 2:07-9:32 (7:25)
  • Part 2: Reading Workshop 9:33-18:25 (8:52)

Program 2: Conducting Research in First Grade

  • Introduction to the Content Workshop Phases 0:00-3:50 (3:50)
  • Part 1: Preparing for Research Project 3:51-10:53 (7:02)
  • Part 2: Conducting the Research 10:54-20:42 (9:48)
  • Part 3: Organizing the Information 20:43-29:49 (9:06)
  • Part 4: Writing Process 29:50-34:11 (4:21)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 60 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
Year: 2002
Item No: WEB-0489
ISBN: 978-157110-489-2

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