I'm linking up with Ladybug's School Year Success Linky Party!
I was so fortunate to get to go to a training earlier this school year to The Teacher's College Reading & Writing Project (Lucy Calkins). Wow! What a great training! I had previously "dabbled" in Writing Workshop, but never really got it up & running. And Reader's Workshop? Really didn't know how to implement that....
I came back from that training with a much more clear idea of what I wanted my class to be doing for reading & writing. I got both Readers AND Writers Workshop up & running & LOVE it!! (That's not to say that I have it running perfect....still tweaking as I go).
My success isn't that I implemented the Workshop approach. My success is that my kids (all of them!) LOVE TO READ! I certainly still have struggling readers.....but they LOVE TO READ! I am just thrilled!
And let me tell you a little story about my WRITERS......We had a time crunch one day, & I gave my kids a choice between doing our literacy workstations (which are mainly games) or Writing....& they vehemently chose writing. In fact, when it's time for Writing Workshop to end, there is always a collective groan!
My success this year is having been a part of helping children develop into people who love to read & write!