At Launching Place Primary School, we follow the Reading Workshop model across the whole school from Prep to Grade 6 for one hour every day. This includes:
We use the CAFÉ Reading Menu during the reading mini lessons to explicitly teach reading strategies. This stands for:
For more information about the Reading Workshop, please watch our instructional video below.
At Launching Place Primary School, we have a Writing Workshop model across the whole school from Prep to Grade 6 for one hour every day. This includes:
During the Writing Workshop, the teacher explicitly teaches the students about the 6+1 Traits of Writing. This includes:
+ 1 is the Presentation
Each student also has a Writer’s Notebook. This is a really special place where students can write about the things that they love. At the start of the year, each student creates a Heart Map by writing and drawing all the things that they really care about in their life such as family, friends, animals, books and anything else of importance to them. Students can then use their Writer’s Notebook to develop their ideas for their writing.
For more information about the Writing Workshop, please watch our instructional video below.