Partnerships have always been a very important part of Readers' Workshop. Partners support retelling which creates great discussions about characters and setting among many other facets of a book. The really amazing thing about reading partners is how they become coaches to each other. Partners listen to each other's mistakes and when something doesn't sound right they remind one another to try it again, which also builds fluency. Not only do these partnerships teach children to become better readers but the children also learn the love of reading.