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Workshop Model


The workshop format is a means to organize daily instruction around three necessary and research-based processes of learning:

I. Focus lesson: Teacher establishes the instructional target for all students. During the focus lesson, the teacher models, demonstrates, or read/talks aloud conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, vocabulary, or strategy knowledge.

II. Students practice the instructional intent of the focus lessons:

a. independently,

b. in pairs or small groups,

c. while conferencing with the teacher,

d. using appropriately leveled text/material

e. all of the above with or without teacher intervention

III. Share and reflect: A brief period during which the students are brought together to share and reflect on their learning.





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