Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This action research study investigated the effects of a Reading Workshop model in a high school English classroom in a private school in the Midwest. The participants were sixty-six juniors in a general education classroom. Students in the study took a pre-survey at the beginning of the year and a post-survey at the end of February to determine any changes in independent reading habits. Throughout the course of the study, students had choice in independent reading, which they kept track of and reflected on. In addition to analyzing these reflections, the researcher also interviewed eight of the students on their experience with Reading Workshop. The results of this study suggested that incorporating a Reading Workshop model in a high school English classroom increases independent reading, and improves student attitudes towards reading, and students' perceptions of themselves as readers.
De Wild, Kaitlyn, "Revolutionizing Reading: Discovering the Power of a Reading Workshop Model in the High School English Classroom" (2017). Master of Education Program Theses. 113.