Atwell explains the effectiveness of the Reader's Workshop approach in an articulate response to a New York Times article. If you need a way to explain the value of allowing readers to select their own reading, this is the resource for you.
I am a life long educator. I won a Milken National Educator Award in 1995. The Milken Family Foundation introduced me to online education. After 25 years of classroom teaching I retired from k-12 education to pursue online teaching and instructional design full time. I have 39 years of teaching experience.