I would like to find out how to create a reading workshop in my classroom. I have bits and pieces, but not a real plan... I am taking over for the teacher I was a long term sub for - 7th grade and 6th grade Literature. I do not enjoy the way the class was run before me - very anthology based. My feeling is that students need to understand how what they are learning in school can aid them outside of school. I used a workshop-type method my first year of teaching, but everything was set up for me and now I have to do it on my own, from setup to implementation. I need help... 1. What kind of resources should I be reading? 2. Management? 3. Mini-Lesson ideas? 4. Any advice?