Reading workshop is a way to structure a literacy block during the school day that allows for differentiation and a high level of student engagement in the process of learning to read. During reading workshop, students read independently and with partners at their independent reading levels while the teacher confers with students and leads small groups. During conferences, the teacher differentiates instruction and tailors lessons to individual student needs. Research shows that implementing reading workshop leads to positive growth in students’ reading ability and attitudes towards reading and provides time for teachers to differentiate instruction.
"Reading Workshop Conferences: Review of the Literature,"
Scholarship and Engagement in Education: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.dominican.edu/seed/vol1/iss1/7