Thanks for all of your inspiring ideas! I am very interested in using the reading workshop framework in my classroom, but I have a relatively small classroom library. The books that I do have are leveled and divided into book boxes by authors. Also, I am fortunate to have a very well organized school library. Every book is labled with the AR (accelerated reader) level and color coded appropriately. Additionally, each student is given a range of color coded dots that suite their reading ability according to a formal reading assessment conducted every 6 weeks. Will this resource make up for my small classroom library? If students choose books within their color coded range, will this qualify as a "just right" book? Also, do you encourage students to pick a variety of literature for their book boxes?
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