I'll be teaching 3rd grade ELA (departmentalized) this year, which is brand new to me. My district uses the workshop model for reading and writing. I know that I'll use authentic literature to teach skills and strategies during my mini-lessons. My question is this: Do you set aside a few minutes each day to read aloud from a chapter book, outside of your mini-lessons? If so, where do you squeeze it in? How much time do you spend? Obviously there are benefits to reading aloud... promoting the enjoyment of reading, modeling fluency and expression, etc. I just don't know how I'll fit everything in!