Ellis Elementary School, Sunnyvale:
Six teachers in grades three and four will deepen the implementation of the Reader’s Workshop (RW) model at their school. They will be trained at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Third grade team members will collaborate during the school year to strengthen the existing third grade RW pilot program and will work with the fourth grade team members to begin implementation of RW in their classrooms. Additionally, the team will engage trainers for a Home Grown RW Institute at their school. The team aims to maximize the impact of the RW’s engaging, Common Core-aligned approach to make a positive impact on their students’ commitment to reading.