I teach in a school district that is almost 100% free/reduced lunch. I have very few students who love to read and acutally honestly do the reading assignments. Most of my students would rather cheat on their assignments than read a book. Our literacy test scores are not good. I have been doing some thinking this summer and I believe that if we can foster a love (ok, maybe just a like) for reading, our test scores would increase. I want to do this. I have thought about starting reading workshops in my classroom and really start talking one-on-one with my kids about their reading. I'm afraid that my principal will not be very receptive to the idea and he is wanting me to start using DIBELS in my classroom (I teach 7th/8th grade Language Arts). I guess I'm just looking for some advice, opinions, anything?