Hi Beth- I previously wrote to you asking how I can possibly integrate a readers workshop with my requirements to use a basal reader. I did find the same question asked by another teacher and your response was very helpful. I do have another question about the mini-lessons. I know that you mention teaching strategies and skills during this time of the workshop and I have viewed some of your sample lessons on genre and "talking to your book". What I would like to know, are you also using these mini-lessons to teach strategies such as cause and effect, author's purpose, inferencing, etc. These are the focus skills that are "dictated" by our reading program. Thank you again for all of you help-I am looking forward to working towards a "modified" readers workshop next year.
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