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Launching the Reader's & Writer's Workshops: Grade 4...40 Lessons!!!

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A supplemental resource is available for this unit as well. It includes 49 pages of printable assessments, graphic organizers, and rubrics to use specifically with the descriptive lessons found in this unit! Click the link to view this resource.

supplemental resources for Launching the Reading and Writing Workshops

This 110 page resource includes:

1. The structure, goals, and rationale of the reader's and writer's
workshops.
2. Information on Interactive Read-Alouds with a list of text to read.
3. 20 reading mini-lesson statements with Common Core State
Standards for grade 4.
4. 20 writing mini-lesson statements with Common Core State
Standards for grade 4.
5. 20 detailed reading workshop lessons (including information for
the mini-lesson, reading conferences, and a share). These
lessons also include examples of class charts. Lessons include
management as well as reading strategies that are appropriate
for intermediate grades. Students also learn how to set up a
reader's notebook.They are perfect for beginning a new
school year or launching the reading workshop at any point
throughout the year.
6. 20 detailed writing workshop lessons (including information for
the mini-lesson, writing conferences, and a share). These
lessons include how to set up a writer's notebook, gather writng
seeds, think like a writer, etc. The lessons are set up to take
students through the entire writing process so that they will have
a finished writing piece by the end. Examples of class charts are
also included with these lessons. They are great to launch the
writer's workshop at the beginning of the year or at any point
throughout the year.
7. Reproducible record of writing form
8. Reproducible reading conference observation notes form
9. Reproducible writing conference observation notes form
10. Reproducible reading log sheet
11. Reproducible tabs for the reader's and writer's notebooks
12. Reproducible book talk forms
13. Printable mini-lesson statements for students to glue into their
reader's and writer's notebooks.

Overall, this document contains much of the information and resources needed to begin a reader's and writer's workshop in the intermediate grades. It also describes and provides resources to set up reader's and writer's notebooks. I hope you can use this work in your classroom!!

This Unit has the same mini lessons as the grades 3, 5, and 6 launching the reader’s and writer’s workshop units. The only difference is that the grade 4 Common Core State Standards are attached to this unit.

***This Unit has the same mini lessons as the grades 3, 5, and 6 launching the reader’s and writer’s workshop units. The only difference is that the grade 4 Common Core State Standards are attached to this unit.

***Please be sure to read the description carefully and download the free preview before purchasing. Also, click here for FAQ's about the Units of Study

Click on the link below to save big by purchasing all 8 units for fourth grade in one bundle!!

Fourth Grade Units of Study Bundle

Click on the links below to see more reading/writing units available for fourth grade!
Poetry and Figurative Language
Biography
Historical Fiction
Informational
Opinion
Personal Narrative
Standardized Test Unit
Traditional Literature
Total Pages
110
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  April 6, 2014Bright Ideas for Teaching (TpT Seller) asked:
Two questions- Do the reading workshop units include mini lessons on comprehension strategies like questioning, inferencing, etc.? Also, I notice you also have interactive notebooks, how do you use those in conjunction with your reader's workshop?
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On  April 6, 2014Jen Bengel answered:
Hello,

Yes, many of the units of study have specific reading comprehension lessons. They cover topics that are relevant to the specific genre. For example, the realistic fiction unit has several lessons on inferring characters, story elements, and asking/answering questions.

I like to use the interactive notebooks in between units of study. It's nice sometimes to break things up, so I will focus on one section in the notebooks and really talk about a Common Core standard for about a week before doing another unit. I also really like using the notebooks for guided reading lessons as well.

Thanks for asking!
Best wishes!
Jen
On  September 17, 2013Laura Hendrie (TpT Seller) asked:
I have a few more ?s About the notebook tabs. Do you leave more room or less room for any one section? Is there a particular order you put it in? Do they write anything else in the ML section besides the title of the mini lesson?? It seems from the lesson plans that most of the notes goes in the "seed" section. Is that correct??
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On  September 17, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
Hello,

It is really your preference which order you would use the tabs. I prefer to do 'gathering seeds' first. It is the largest section of the notebook (about half). Then I do 'mini lessons' which takes up about 1/4. I save the last 1/4 for 'reading responses.' The gathering seeds section is where students do all their independent prewriting (making lists, sketches, outlines, etc.). I only have the kids copy the ml statement and not the entire lesson. I have tried both ways and found that having them copy the entire lesson (with all the examples) just takes too much time. The mini lesson is no longer 'mini' and they run out of time to work independently.

I think I answered all your questions. Good luck!
Jen
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On  August 24, 2013,  Buyer asked:
What is the physical format of the units? Is everything done as a PDF or must I sign in to get each lesson, or is it something else? Thank you.
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On  August 24, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
It is one big PDF. Once you download the file you can print it as one document, or in sections if you would like. Best wishes!
Jen
On  August 15, 2013Melonie Poz (TpT Seller) asked:
How often do you have reading & writing workshops?
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On  August 15, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
I have both every day for 60 minutes each. I know teachers who rotate days, or shorten the workshop to 45 minutes. I hope that helps!
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On  August 7, 2013,  Ursula C. asked:
Do your units follow Lucy Calkin's Unit of Study for Writer's Workshop?
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On  August 7, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
I have not studied Lucy's work in great detail. What I can tell you is that the workshop format and several of the basic principles are similar. I hope that helps!
Best wishes!!
Jen
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YIKES! I accidentally downloaded the Launching of the RW and the WW while in the process of ordering from my 'Wish List' that includes 18 of your items. I already have this! Is there any way I can get a credit on that? I have ordered lots from you and have lots on my 'Wish List' that I made this error.

Please let me know!
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On  July 9, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
No problem!! Just let me know which resource(s) you would like from your wishlist that total the same amount and I can email them to you. Send me another message with the info. and your email address and I will get them to you right away!
Jen
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On  June 23, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Is this resource aligned with common core standards?
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On  June 23, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
Yes, every lesson has a CCSS attached. Thanks for asking. Best wishes:) Jen
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On  June 21, 2013,  Jill S. asked:
Hi Jen, I am curious what type of notebook you use for Reader's Workshop? I know you mentioned that you used composition notebooks for writing, but I wasn't sure what you have found works the best for reading. Thanks!
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On  June 22, 2013Jen Bengel answered:
Great question! My school purchases the readers notebooks from heinemann publishers (Fountas and Pinnell). You can go to their website and see a preview of the readers notebooks and easily create your own sections with 3 or 5 subject notebooks. That's what I would do if my school didn't purchase them for us. I hope that helps!!! Best wishes :)
Jen
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Launching the Reader's & Writer's Workshops: Grade 4...40
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Launching the Reader's & Writer's Workshops: Grade 4...40
Launching the Reader's & Writer's Workshops: Grade 4...40