If you are taking this workshop for credit or professional development, submit the following assignments for Session 1: Creating Contexts for Learning.
1. Examine the Literature
In this assignment, you will read two articles on classroom organization and grouping practices, and then complete the Examine the Literature Response Chart.
2. Create Text Sets
In this activity, you will develop a lesson using a range of books based on the curriculum, skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds represented in your classroom.
3. Develop Grouping Plans
In this activity, you will develop classroom charts, grouping students together in reading based on their strengths, needs, interests, and work habits.
4. What Did You Learn?
In this activity, you will write a summary of the ideas and strategies you explored in this session.
5. Create a Literacy Practices Portfolio
If you are taking this workshop for credit, the final project begins here. As you complete each session, you will be putting together a portfolio of ideas and strategies to enhance your practice.