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Keywords

Reading (Elementary); Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary);

Abstract

The Reading Workshop develops a purpose for reading, gives students a greater sense of their own efficacy, broadens understanding of reading strategies, provides a context that supports the student choice of what is read, and allows integration of prior knowledge in what is read (Kletzien & Hushion, 1992). Students are able to construct and direct their own learning in the Reading Workshop by reading books of their independent choice, respond to what is read, and receive mini-skill instruction on reading strategies. Students are invited to be actively involved in a process that is consistent with whole language philosophy (Atwell, 1987). They are motivated to practice reading which often solves many reading problems that children experience (Swift). Workshop classrooms are not a time of chaos, but a time of active literacy (McAndrew, 1993).

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Deborah L. Tidwell

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (16 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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