NOTE: You may also want to check out my reader's workshop guide for grades 3-5.CLick HERE to get all the details.
The guide includes all of the below info. and MORE! Please read about both and decide what is best for you. :-) If you buy the Reader's Workshop Guide for Grades 3-5, you will not need to buy this product.
13 sheets!! If you use Fountas and Pennel's reading strategies, then this packet will go right along with the first twenty days of setting up the reader's workshop. This is a packet of printable sheets to be used in a student's readers notebook or be taught as mini lessons to introduce writer's workshop. The packet includes a "cover sheet", which can be slid down into the plastic sleeve of a three-ring binder. It also includes a "table of contents". I have split the notebook into seven sections. You could choose to use this table of contents or make your own. I will use the tabed dividers in the binder to separate the sections. There is a sheet called "All About Me, the Reader", for students to complete and put in the front of their binder. IT has a place for them to do a self-portriat, tell the last book read, explain how they feel about reading, and share how they choose books. There is a 'reading log', a sheet titled "I promise to take care of my reader's notebook' where students can write 5 things they will and 5 things they will not do with the notebook (this could be used with a mini-lesson), a sheet titled "How do you shop for just right books" where they write ideas on how you know a book is too easy, too hard, or just right, a sheet titled "What to include in my reader's response letter", which tells proper letter format, reminders of conventions, and what should be included in the letter. They will then stick these on the sheet to refer to in their notebook. A sheet called "Organization of the class library" to be used when explaining how the library is set up. A sheet for "How do you choose books". A sheet titled "Reading is thinking" where they use the sticky notes from the day to put thier thinking in paragraph form. A sheet called "Buzz Buzz" that goes over proper use of buzzing/talking with a partner. A sheet for "Abandoning books". A sheet called "Genre Match-up" where students work to match the definitions of genres to the particular type. Finally, I have included a "list of 5 websites" that have free reader's workshop printables. These can be combined with what I have made in order to make a wonderful reader's notebook for your students.