In the Readers Workshop curriculum, teachers talk to students as fellow readers rather than superiors. Teachers write and talk in response to their own personal experiences and encourage students to do the same. Teachers are constantly reflective practitioners, adapting their lesson plans to meet their students’ individual needs.
They constantly ask themselves, “What is and isn’t working in my classroom?”
Students read different genres of literature including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, fairy tales, biographies, etc as individuals or groups. They then are encouraged to write responses to the literature based on their individual perspectives and impressions, as opposed to reciting a summary.
For more information on Readers Workshop please visit: http://www.readersworkshop.org