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Olympic Hills to be “Lab School” for Community

Curious about how reading is being taught these days?  Olympic Hills Elementary is hosting Seattle School District’s first ever “Lab School” for parents and community members showcasing Reader’s Workshop in action.   All parents and community members are invited to attend whether or not they have a student enrolled at Olympic Hills. Participants will be introduced to components of Reader’s Workshop and get to observe a classroom engaged in the workshop model from beginning to end.  This will be followed by a debriefing session with the teacher, school Literacy Coach, and the Principal.   The Readers Workshop curriculum provides a balanced literacy approach and is used at several Lake City area schools. This method of reading instruction was created by Dr. Lucy Calkins, a  literacy expert who continues her work at Teachers College, Columbia University through the Reading and Writing Project.   Due to the progression of topics covered, Olympic Hills administration requests that all participants attend the event for the entire duration.   Olympic Hills Elementary School Library 13018 20th Ave. NE Thursday, February 28th 9:00 am -10:30 am.