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