The class regroups to discuss what they learned or did in their groups, such as which strategies they employed for reading, or projects they worked on. Share time is VERY IMPORTANT and should not be skipped. Some of the benefits include:
  • a way to assess what students have and have not learned.
  • students learn to listen, think, and talk about their learning
  • keeps kids on task, knowing that they will have to discuss their work during share time

Some great strategies for sharing include:

  • Knee to knee: partners go knee to knee to discuss a teacher's question or share what they learned/did in Reading Workshop.
  • Individual Share: teacher asks one student to share something they practiced that the teacher noticed during Reading Workshop.
  • Group Share: Have students sit in groups to have discussion on a topic or a strategy.