I just happened to stumble across your website when I was looking for center ideas. Wow! I love your classroom and how fun and inviting it looks. You're fortunate to have a large room with lots of room to have the bulletin board displays.
I am a Title I teacher. I love the Reading Workshop idea; however, at our school,we team teach. There are 3 teachers per grade level and one teaches reading, one teaches math,and one teaches writing(grammar and spelling are included during writing),1st-5th grades, as the students rotate in ability groups to each room for 1-hour blocks.(This is all before lunch.) From what I am understanding, you need more than one hour for Reading Workshop. We also are required to use the basal,but the stories are so long to read and with time constraints, the students listen to the stories on CD and don't do much reading to build their fluency. I'm thinking Reading Workshop would be so much better. Do you think Reading Workshop could be managed in one hour?
Thanks so much for any insight!
One more thing--I LOVE your literacy centers, but I don't have Print Shop. Is that the only way to copy them?
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