- A meeting area with assigned spots for students to sit next to partners.
- An easel to demonstrate reading and writing.
- A schedule posted at the meeting area.
- Tables and other clear work spaces for students to work beside other students. For management purposes, I tend to think tables of 4 are best, but you may like tables of up to 6 students.
- A writing center.
- A place for each student to keep his/her reading like a book baggie in a table bin or a magazine box for each student lined up on a shelf.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Designing a Meeting Area and Work Spaces
I hope to post lots of photos here of well designed classrooms where workshop teaching takes place. I think you need the following things in order to support demonstration teaching, engaged learning, and independent work time with young students.