Unit: Launching Readers Workshop

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Unit Description

This unit contains lessons based on procedures and routines necessary to set up readers workshop in the classroom. I suggest using this unit for the first weeks of school

Lessons

Selecting books based on interest Resources: 1

Students will use a variety of strategies to select a book to read during independent reading time.

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Selecting "just right' books Resources: 1

Students will use the "five finger rule" to select books that are just right for their reading level.

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Stop and jot while reading Resources: 3

Students will stop and jot while reading a non-fiction text.

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Stop and jot while reading (pt. 2) Resources: 2

Students will stop and jot their thinking while reading a fiction text.

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Turn and Talk (starters) Resources: 1

Students will be able to use accountable talk to start a conversation about a book.

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Turn and Talk (responses) Resources: 1

Students will respond in conversation to a partner about a book.

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Turn and talk (keeping conversation going) Resources: 1

Students will use prompts to continue a conversation about a book.

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Abandon books Resources: 1

Students will list reasons for abandoning a book.

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Keep a record of reading Resources: 1

Students will be able to keep a record of their reading and reflect on completed reading assignments.

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Write book recommendations Resources: 1

Students will be able to write a book recommendation about a recently completed book.

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Reading Stamina Resources: 1

Students will read independently for a prolonged amount of time to practice reading stamina.

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Creating Rules for Workshop Time Resources: 1

Students will create classroom rules for workshop time during Reader's Workshop. They will engage in discussion about these rules with their peers.

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Knowing Yourself as a Reader Resources: 1

Students will think about distractions they face while reading and come up with solutions to these problems. Students will also complete a reading survey to get to know themselves as readers.

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