Literacy Block in Ms Palmer’s Grade 5 Classroom This gives you an idea about what a typical Literacy Block looks like during Reading/Writing Workshop. Our classroom schedule allows us at least three days a week of Reading/Writing Workshop. This year we have Reading/Writing Workshop Monday through Wednesday each week. On Thursday we focus on writing skills and Reader’s Theater and conferencing about reading or writing. Friday is usually assessment day when students take end of the week Word Study assessments and finish publishing their weekly blog. Independent Reading is a part of Literacy Block each day. Student groups vary depending on our focus that day. Word Study: Word Work is a part of each day. Here students are using Spelling City to practice spelling their words for the week. Other activities include partner sorts, word hunts, and other activities to support spelling , vocabulary, and language skills. Group Meeting: Students receive small group instruction on reading skills. Small group activities often tie writing with reading skills. Literacy Center: Students are using an iPad app to get story starters for creative writing. Literacy Center may also focus on vocabulary or activities to reinforce reading skills. Just a note: I stepped away a moment to take the picture. Small group instruction is facilitated by me. On this day we were discussing and identifying types of questions good readers ask during reading. Independent Reading: Students choose a place in the room to read by themselves. Our classroom library is a favorite place for many students. Some students prefer the hallway or an area in the front of the room (not pictured).