6 Tips to Read for Launching Readers' Workshop

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Launching Readers Workshop is more than just guiding students through organization lessons.

Launching Readers’ Workshop is providing time for students to discover themselves as readers and develop their reading interests while learning strategies and skills that will develop their reading proficiency.

Readers' Workshop is the time where your learners will live like readers.

Here are some tips, strategies and tools for getting your Readers' Workshop started.

As a mentor teacher, reading coach and literacy consultant, I've learned over the years teachers are not shy to share their thoughts! I’ve heard it all…

  • these students can’t do that

  • these students don’t have a reading identity

  • these students don’t like to read

  • these students don’t know how to choose books

  • these students can’t jot their thinking

  • these students won't do that

…and the list goes on and on and on.

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but I’ve heard it all from teachers in schools where I’ve taug