Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Curriculum and Instruction
The objective of our research was to identify whether reader’s workshop had an impact in student engagement in reading activities. The research was conducted in two third grade classrooms in a rural public elementary school over the course of four weeks. This study was conducted during our reading block which consisted of 90 minutes daily. We gathered data based on the main components of reader’s workshop. These included a pre- and post-assessment of student reading habits, an observation checklist of reading behaviors, reader’s response rubric, and documentation of reader’s conferencing. The data gathered revealed that student reading habits improved through the use of reader’s workshop. Their comprehension and fluency were enhanced due to implementation of sustained independent reading and conferencing with their teacher on a weekly basis. Based on the results, we will continue to implement reader’s workshop to foster positive reading practices in our classrooms.
Streefland, Erin and Eischens, LeeAnn. (2014). The Impact of Reader’s Workshop on Reading Engagement. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: http://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/69