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Workshop Model

The GLOBE Academy uses best practices of the Reading and Writing Workshop developed by Lucy Calkins at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our children are involved in authentic reading and writing experiences that focus on the strengths and needs of each individual child. 


Teachers use a "minilesson" to introduce new concepts in reading and writing skills. Students then work individually or in small groups on assignments specific to their reading and writing level. The act of reading independently and writing independently in the classroom is key to developing literacy skills. During work time, teachers work with students one-on-one or in small groups, guiding the work and providing feedback. Teachers closely monitor a student's individual progress in order to select books and assignments that are the appropriate for his/her level.


Not only are students developing their reading and writing skills, but they are also actively engaged in the learning process and on their way to becoming lifelong readers and writers.

We invite you to learn more Teachers College, Columbia University Reading and Writing Project by visiting their website. Below are videos of sample lessons using the TCWRP model.

TCRWP Kindergarten Minilesson on Information Writing

TWRWP Second Grade Reading Minilesson & Interactive Read Aloud

TCRWP Fourth Grade Writing Minilesson