I absolutely LOVE your website. I am in my third year of teaching and have been following you since my early years in college! Next year my goal is to implement reading workshop, but have been a little overwhelmed. My school uses basals and I DO NOT LIKE IT one bit! However, many teachers feel it is easier and will not change.....so I am on my own to an extent. My question is, without any formal assesments in the beginning of the year (my school doesn't have one), how do I launch the workshop? What form of assessment do you recommend me to look into?
Also, I have come upon a "program" (for lack of better words) called "THE DAILY 5" and "CAFE". I have read both books, which support your reading workshop. They give teachers a lot of guidance on how to have workshop in all grades. I recommend your readers to check it out! Have you heard of these professional books?
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