Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Elementary); Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary);
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Deborah L. Tidwell
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©1998 Ellen Cutting
Cutting, Ellen, "Reading workshop and vocabulary knowledge : allies in comprehension" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 368.