[Skill 1.4] What are the purposes for reading and writing workshops?
Reading: It allows students to read book they want to read, learn that other students have similar dreams, emotions, and needs by sharing and discussing out loud with others. Teachers should always have pre- and post-discussions and read new literature to the students that may not been able to be read on their own.
Writing: Involving multi-cultural pen-pals from a different state/country will also reinforce the idea that students of the same age may have similar views, beliefs, religions, etc. Teachers should include guest-speakers; students should write down questions before the speaker and a thank you note after the speaker leaves.