Sunny Kaminski sits in her rocking chair, reading a story to 22 eager listeners. The first graders sit cross-legged on the rug, enjoying both the story and the fall sunshine that pours through the window above them. When she finishes the story, Ms. Kaminski says, “Tell you what. If you would come over here and choose a book and then find someplace in the room to read it, it would be just great.” Children scatter to find a favorite book or a new and challenging one, and to sit at tables or desks, on the rug or on the lap of the class bear. Everyone begins to read. This is readingworkshop time in Sunny Kaminski’s first grade.