Making Literacy Real for "High-Risk" Adolescent Emerging Readers: An Innovative Application of Readers' Workshop

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Describes an innovative approach to the familiar structure of readers' workshop in which troubled adolescent males reexamined their early literacy experiences through the process of reading, listening to, and reacting to children's books. Notes that many of these readers came to see reading as a valuable life activity, a form of enjoyment, and something to be shared with others.