The reading workshop is definitely a K+ approach to teaching reading. It may look a bit different in first grade, but the main concepts are the same. Students are given real time to read texts at their independent level while receiving a daily whole-class mini-lesson and regular individualized time with the teacher in a small group setting.
For more information about first grade reading, Kathy Collins has written a great book about reading workshop for the primary grades. It is called "Growing Readers." It provides background on the workshop and lays out a year's worth of units of study. Here is a link to more information about her book: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=373&r=&REFERER=
You can even preview parts of the book online.
I hope you find it to be helpful!
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