All Abingdon teachers utilize a workshop model for reading and writing instruction. These workshops follow the same format so that students become familiar with the structure as they progress through each grade level.
At the beginning of the reading or writing block, teachers pull their students together to teach them a focused lesson about an important reading or writing strategy.
Teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the individual needs of students by conferring with them while they are working. This collaboration inspires students to outgrow themselves while building their confidence and accelerating their progress. As the teachers confer, other students spend a lot of time reading and discussing literature with their classmates or conferencing with their peers about their writing.