What is Readers' Workshop?


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How do students select what they read in Reader's Workshop?

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1. In Reader's Workshop, what do students need in order for them to automatically apply the skills and strategies they learn in class?

2. In Reader's Workshop, what is a mini-lesson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Readers' Workshop is implemented to help instill lifelong skills in young readers. The questions in this quiz will assess your understanding of the components of Readers' Workshop and how they help students develop productive reading strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • When students discuss their reading strategies with their teachers
  • Why formative assessments are used
  • The definition of a mini-lesson
  • What students need in order to apply their new skills
  • How selections are chosen by students in Readers' Workshop

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice your competence with the following:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how students can most effectively apply what they've learned
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and understand main phrases, such as mini-lesson and formative assessments
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Readers' Workshop in a different light

Additional Learning

For more information about Readers' Workshop, review the accompanying lesson called What is Readers' Workshop? In the lesson you'll examine:

  • Independent reading
  • Whole class and small group discussions
  • Word attack skills
  • Strategies for building reading comprehension
  • Reading conferences
  • Check-ins
  • Instructional texts