I spent four days last week in a Writing Workshop institute by Columbia University's Teachers College. I'm really psyched to start my first real writing workshop. Now I'm eager for next summer when they will train us in Reading Workshop. So for those who do writing and reading workshops, what are the main elements for reading workshop that correlate to the elements of writing workshop? For example, the conferring routine for writing workshop is: Research - find out more about the writer and the piece Compliment - point out something specific they are doing well as a writer with examples Teach - show example, model, and practice using whatever your teaching point is. Model it on your own work, not the student's work. Link - send the student off to use the new technique in their own work (not necessarily that day, but ongoing). Ideas?