Thank you for sharing your passion for teaching students to love reading! I am currently in a school system that uses the traditional methods of teaching reading from a basal. We have just adopted the DIBELS assessment tool and are implementing an RtI system. In that process, I have begun evaluating my reading instruction in a new light. How often are my students actually READING, how often are they reading "just right" books, and how often are they ENJOYING reading? I would like to begin working toward the reading workshop model in order to improve the answers to those questions. My dilemma is that we are into the school year, and as I am isolated in my attempts, I don't have time to write a new curriculum of daily mini-lessons. Any suggestions? Do you have any curriculum maps, resources, etc. that you could share showing the mini-lessons that you teach throughout the year? I'd be nice to have a starting point. I'll probably try beginning with the skills/strategies taught each week in our basal and applying those as mini-lessons.
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