Hi fellow teachers! Do you have a mandated Language Arts curriculum or do you do your own thing? We have a curriculum but are encouraged to do something more along the lines of Readers Workshop (in addition to Writers Workshop). I plan on doing some Author's studies, as well as Literature Circles (based on Social Studies standards). In addition, I have access to something called The Comprehension Toolkit so I am going to begin by using it. I would like to incorporate spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and all the other standards. The problem/question I have is, how do you arrange your schedule to get all of this in? What does your Language Arts program look like? Any hints, advice, suggestions or bones you might want to throw my way would greatly help!