Hi Beth! I have become a big fan of your sites. I am a pre-service teacher and am doing research on reading workshops in the hopes of conducting one in my classroom someday. I love all of your strategies and you have made the idea of a readers workshop very appealing. My question is how would I do a readers workshop in a district where they also use basal readers (which I am NOT a fan of). They have a 120 min reading block in the morning so I know there is time. I'm just not sure how to structure it so that I do the required basal instruction and allow students to explore reader's workshop.
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