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July 10 @ 9:00 am September 3 @ 3:30 pm

Intentional Teaching in a Readers’ Workshop for Grades K-2

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Use readers’ workshop to develop your students’ reading power and appreciation for texts.

In this 8-week online graduate course for K-2 teachers, learn the purpose, organization, and process of a readers’ workshop.

July 10 – September 3, 2023 (Summer Term II)
Number of Days:
8 weeks
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
Must be taken for graduate credit
Online Graduate Course
$2,050 ($650/credit + $20 registration fee + $30 technology fee + $50 copyright fee) + required texts
  • Course Number: EEDUC 6180.80
  • Fees are subject to change
Course Description & Outcomes
Cancellation Deadlines & Refund Policies

In the readers’ workshop model, students read a variety of books independently or in small groups, with teacher guidance. The goal is for students to have extended time to learn effective reading and word-solving strategies that they can apply to both fiction and nonfiction texts.

Learn the rationale and organizational framework to support a readers’ workshop in the primary classroom. 

This includes whole-group and small-group teaching, and independent reading with individual conferring. We’ll consider the purpose and management of literacy centers to promote independent, self-regulated learning. Through analysis of informal assessment data, you’ll design explicit instructional experiences for a range of students, including multilingual learners, using The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum and other resources. 

By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace with the support of a virtual community and have access to a variety of educational resources and materials at your convenience.


Required Texts

You are responsible for purchasing/having access to the following professional texts for this course:

  • Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2022, 2017). The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, expanded edition. Heinemann. 
  • Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2018). The Fountas & Pinnell literacy quick guide: A reference tool for responsive literacy teaching. Heinemann. 
  • Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2017). Guided reading: Responsive teaching across the grades. Heinemann. 
  • Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. (2012). Fountas & Pinnell prompting guide, part two for comprehension: Thinking, talking, and writing. Heinemann. 

This option must be taken for 3 graduate credits. Take the course individually or as a required course in our 18-credit Online Graduate Certificate in Developing Literacy Expertise Through Responsive Classroom Teaching.

Gen Arcovio, Literacy TrainerHeadshot of Genevieve Arcovio

Gen worked as a literacy specialist and teacher in public schools for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Literacy Trainer. She has experience as a Reading Recovery teacher, classroom teacher, interventionist, and literacy coach. Over the years, she has worked with many students, educators, and administrators in the area of literacy acquisition and learning.

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