The Reading and Writing Workshop Model

Summer Academy


With the adoption of the CCSS, how do educators provide effective instruction in reading and writing to meet grade level standards?

This two-day workshop is designed to explore the components of a Reading and Writing Workshop Model, and how to implement it in the classroom. This model allows educators to differentiate and maximize instruction in reading and writing in a way that is aligned to the CCSS. Learn how students become active participants in this student-centered process.

Participation will provide teachers with a deeper understanding of:

  • the workshop model
  • the components of the workshop model
  • how to develop, and facilitate a whole group minilesson that is about 10-15 minutes in length in which explicit modeling is provided through the reading of authentic literature
  • how to establish routines and rituals that will allow students to focus on learning throughout the workshop time period
  • the importance of small group instruction and conferencing with individual students on a regular basis
  • how to set goals with students in both reading and writing and helping students to monitor goals or set new goals as the student progresses
  • how to use formative assessments, observations and conference notes to inform both whole group instruction and differentiated small group instruction.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, practical, with small and large group activities.

The role of the facilitator-model/demonstrate:

  • The components of the workshop model
  • Mini-lessons
  • Strategies
  • Small group/instruction
  • Conferencing

Participants will see first hand, through the use of videos the components of the workshop model.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Special Education Teachers, PreK - 5.


11 PDPs.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.