My personal preference is to use Reading Workshop as time to meet with my guided reading groups while the rest of the class partner reads or reads to self. I end reading workshop with a "book share". It may be one of my guided reading groups that share what they read, or I may call on a set of partners to share as well as the silent readers.
I also like to focus on one good reader strategy at a time to practice. Usually by second semester, my class is ready for Book Clubs where each member has a job based on the strategies learned. I run it much like a literature circle adapted to our needs.
The freebie I'm sharing are the Good Reader Strategies that the students keep in their binders for reference.
What works for you when teaching reading?
Balancing new ideas with my style,