Reader's Workshop is a teaching method in which the goal is to explicitly teach students strategies to become more skillful at comprehending text.
Mini-lessons on some aspect of literature or a reading strategy.
Independent Reading Time, where students keep a journal and respond to the literature in terms of what they think or how they feel about what they are reading.
Sharing Time where students share with another person their journal entries and the other person gives feedback.
Reader's Workshop involves students in authentic reading experiences that focus on the strengths and needs of each individual student through differentiated instruction. It also emphasizes the importance of student engagement and the interaction between readers and the text.
Components of the Reading Workshop:
10 - 15 minutes = Mini-lesson
5 - 10 minutes = Read-aloud (can be in conjunction with mini-lesson)
30 - 60 minutes = Independent Reading & Conferring, Guided Reading, Response and Reflection
5 minutes = Sharing