‘Reading Workshop’ Approach Lets Students Pick the Books - Series - NYTimes.com | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

This 2009 New York Times article features an English teacher using Reading Workshop in which students choose their own books, discuss them individually with their teacher and one another, and keep detailed journals about their reading. Reading Workshop is a method developed by Nancie Atwell, the author of “In the Middle” and “The Reading Zone,” popular guidebooks for teachers that promote giving students widespread choice. This approach to English teaching allows teachers to be really engaged in developing students as readers. [A similar strategy used in Australia is Clayton Massey's No Set Text Approach: http://web.archive.org/web/20040525035716/http://www.somerset.qld.edu.au/conflib/2003%20Papers/CM.pdf