What Teachers Are Saying About Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop
"I teach ELL and have many struggling readers. I began this school year with Reading Workshop. My students moan when we do not do Reading Workshop and cheer when I throw in extra time. I have seen enormous growth in my students already this school year—hundreds of Lexile points in just four months. More importantly, they are hooked on literature."
—Rebecca Barta, Killeen, Texas, 3rd grade ELL
"Just last week my students took their second Scholastic Reading Inventory of the year and EVERY student showed growth, with some growing as much as 1.5 – 2 years in only 5 months. The biggest jump in reading was from one of my ESE 4th grade boys who jumped 213 points on his SRI. Reading Workshop is the most relaxing and enjoyable way I have ever taught reading."
—Linda Schuman, West Palm Beach, Florida, 4th/5th Grade Inclusion (over 50% special needs)
"Students have brought in their pillows and blankets, and beg me daily for reading time! I never thought I would hear fifth graders tell me that they want to read. I was delighted when the test scores came back on our last Open Court unit test—there was a huge jump in the comprehension scores!"
—Francie Kugelman, Los Angeles, California, 5th Grade
"I love all of the simple forms she includes to accompany the program and the easy-to-implement approach to using the program in my classroom. Students enjoy an active role in every part of the program. Her suggestions for guided reading groups and mini-lessons are creative and easily adaptable. This is an amazing resource!"
—Kristi Swartz, Loveland, OH
“Thank you, Laura, for giving us this life-changing teaching resource. Your Power Reading Workshop program has not only dramatically increased reading scores, but it engages all readers, encourages the weaker readers, pushes stronger readers, stimulates conversations about books, and has demystified reading workshop for me as a teacher."
Sue McKernan, Rochester, New York, 5th grade
"I am thrilled with the test score results! ALL of my students passed, even the ones who receive special services (such as Early Intervention, RTI, etc.). But what really excites me is how many student scores went up from the “Meets” category to the “Exceeds” category! Now you have a “Forever Fan” in me, Laura!"