ERIC Number: ED386708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reading Workshop. Literacy Report No. 20.
Wills, Janet M.
Reading workshop employs teaching methods to accomplish the goals of preparing self-disciplined readers who read and write by choice, motivating students to read and write because of a genuine interest, and developing students who learn to read and write by doing. Reading Workshop came into existence as a reaction to the disproportionate amount of time students spend on completing worksheets. A typical Reading Workshop period would include these five components: (1) sharing time; (2) mini-lesson; (3) state-of-the-class, in which teacher and students review responsibilities and progress they have made; (4) self-selected reading and response; and (5) sharing time. When given the opportunity to explore topics of interest while being taught reading strategies, even the lowest readers can be successful. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Reader Response, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Strategies, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Northern Illinois University, The Reading Clinic--119 Graham Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115 ($3.50, postage included; make check or money order payable to NIU Reading Clinic).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Clinic.