One of the studies that revealed the lack of students' reading ability, in this case the third grade students of SD/MI, is a Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) study, which is an International study onchildren's world-wide reading sponsorship sponsored by The International Association for the EvaluationAchievement. The study results show that the average Indonesian child is ranked fourth from bottom of 45countries in the world. This makes the researchers trying to explain how the level of understanding of literacy inelementary school students and has the potential to improve the ability to read writing writing, especially in SDLabschool Kecamatan Gajahmungkur. The researcher uses a literary workshop strategy model to improvestudents' reading ability to write SD Labschool Kecamatan Gajahmungkur. The method used in this research isquasi-experimental method with one group pretest-posttest design. This research technique using 1) Test and 2)nontes (questionnaire, observation, and strategy of literary workshop). This research was conducted in Grade 3of SD Labschool Kecamatan Gajahmungkur. The results of this study are the initial reading ability to write thebeginning of 40% to 93.33% and unfinished from 60% to 6.67%, which means reading the beginning writingwith RW for elementary students is effective to improve understanding of reading ability.