In this lively strand Beth Moore, coauthor on the Units of Study for Teaching Reading (Lucy Calkins et al, 2015), will share how to inspire our youngest readers to think deeply about the books they read during reading workshop. She’ll share how reading workshop for young children can be infused with play, drama, and conversation that brings texts to life. Participants will learn to use various tools that help identify student strengths and next steps in reading comprehension, as well as various methods of instruction for lifting the level of children’s thinking and talking about books. The session will include simulations of classroom activities, role-play, and video clips. This session is offered through Vermont Reads Institute for University of Vermont graduate credit.