• Reader's Workshop
    readers workshop
           Reader's Workshop is a framework that provides students with reading instruction and focused time to read self-selected books independently or with partners/small groups. 
            Typically, reader's workshop will begin with a mini-lesson when the children receive explicit instruction in the process and skills of proficient reading.  Students then spend the majority of their time in the workshop reading high-interest, just-right books of their own choosing while the teacher works with individual students or small groups.  At the end of the workshop, the teacher will usually gather the students together again to highlight an important concept or provide time for a few students to talk about their reading.
         Teachers use the Great Valley reader's workshop curriculum to guide their instruction.  It is divided into units; each focused unit was designed to teach specific skills and strategies.