To get our kids into reading and more importantly the grand world of ideas we must show them ways to create personal meaning in and from any piece of text. To do that, we must teach them ways to talk back to and interact with every text by marking the text and THEN annotating in the margins--learning out loud! I'll share my experiences as a workshop model teacher on both a professional and personal level, sharing how workshop model has helped my kids at school, me as a teacher, and my daughter in her freshman year of college. I'm part of my district's Workshop Model cohort with Cris Tovani and Sam Bennett. I'm studying under them in workshops and they will be in our classrooms this year!