The Reading-Writing-Research Workshop in HPL

Creating Learner-Centered Classrooms in Every Discipline

The Reading-Writing-Research Workshop in HPL

Creating Learner-Centered Classrooms in Every Discipline

The Reading-Writing-Research Workshop in HPL

Creating Learner-Centered Classrooms in Every Discipline

The Reading-Writing-Research Workshop

An Introduction

Ensuring that students graduate college and career ready means we have to engage them in reading, writing, and speaking the language of our disciplines–a majority of the time they are in our classrooms. The workshop approach structures time, texts, and activities so that students learn by doing what they are learning how to do.

An Introduction to the RWR Workshop in HPL

Planning Time in the Workshop

Planning time in the R-W-R Workshop requires doing a little math. First we have to set aside 75% of time for students to do what they are learning to do. That's the workshop approach.

R-W-R Workshop Worksheet

HPL R-W-R Workshop Example: Science

5-Day Workshop Planning Form

Print these two pages front to back and place in a binder to create a two-page spread so you can plan workshops for any subject one week at a time.

COF Workshop Example for ELA 110 minute block

TextDepot

Engaging with appropriately challenging texts across the disciplines requires easy access to texts that teach your content. 

TextDepot is our free, collaborative repository of texts aligned to science and social studies learning standards. We help you build text sets to engage students in reading and writing across the curriculum. Even better, you get to access text sets built by other teachers who teach what you teach. When folks collaborate, the collection grows!

Need help to build a text set you don’t see in our collection? Contact Rachel, our curator. She’s here to help you. 

The Big Books Project in TextDepot provides free, teacher-created big books aligned with science and social studies standards for grades K-2. Download big books for free. Project them onto your Promethean board. Print out multiple copies to add to your text sets. Want to write a big book for our collection? We'd love that. Find out how. 

New Norms for Learning across the Disciplines

The New Norms for Learning in HPL are the processes real people in the real world use to make sense of large amounts of information. We call these processes the New Norms because over time, they become "the new normal" for what we do to learn in academic settings.

We know that we learn how to do anything by doing it. And we learn to do things well by doing them a lot. Students learn how to learn in academic settings by using the New Norms to engage productively in reading, writing, and researching so they can make sense of complex disciplinary texts across the curriculum.

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