** Updated version with photos of classroom posters and notes!!!
***Now with compare/ contrast supports for CCSS RL3.9
** This product is not worksheets. It is based on authentic literary discussion with students and co-created artifacts. These are whole group lessons for the "with" part of your workshop.
For a preview of the lesson plan style and layout, please see my free sample from this unit.
Patricia Polacco's wonderful picture books, written in her personal narrative style, bring the right tone of literary study to reader's workshop. For the past several years, I have kicked off my workshop expectations with 7 of these picture books.
My Rotten Readheaded Older Brother
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
My Ol’ Man
Thank you, Mr. Falker (can be bought separately-- Growth Mindset Lesson!)
The Art of Miss Chew
Thunder Cake (see my free sample version)
Students always refer to the deep conversations and big ideas later in the year that we had in the first two weeks from this mini unit!
Included in this unit are conversation frames to support discussion, vocabulary, purpose statements aligned to 3rd grade CCSS, lesson plans for each book with suggested before, during, and after teaching points, charting ideas, materials list, and a suggested schedule.
BONUS IDEA: Use conversation frames as writing prompts or exit tickets!