Reader's workshop in an English as a second language classroom: teaching atudents to become independent in their use of reading strategies
A five week study was conducted in a Level III English as a Second Language classroom to determine if teaching reading strategies through the Reader's Workshop model would increase independent use. The research showed the Reader's Workshop model is an effective method to differentiate reading instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs). During the study, students were taught the reading strategies making connections, questioning, identifying the main idea, and visualizing using the Reader's Workshop model. Data collection included inventories, pre/post tests, teacher observation, and reading logs. The results showed a slight increase in independent use of the targeted reading strategies, and an increase in class participation and confidence.
Marciniak, Kari, "Reader's workshop in an English as a second language classroom: teaching atudents to become independent in their use of reading strategies" (2010). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2336.