Word Study was not always included as a part of Reader's Workshop. However, kids need this time to work with reading skills so they can later apply them in their reading.
One of my favorite read alouds for the beginning of the year.
The Read Aloud is one of the most challenging pieces for me to fit into my upper elementary reading block. It seems like it frequently takes a back burner, with all of the challenges we face with scheduling. However, it is important because it is an opportunity for several important things to happen: