We use the library, as my students call it, for our independent work time in both reading and writing workshop. After the mini lesson, my students spread out to either write or read. I wanted a space where they could feel settled and comfortable, a place to roll up their sleeves and get to work! We also use it as a place to conduct small group conferences. My students love sitting there so they are always begging me to conference.
—Laura Weiss, ELA teacher, New Millennium Business Academy MS, Bronx