To begin my reader's workshop every year, I find there are two key pieces to get started - a mini Genre Unit, to refresh students' memories on the various types of reading/writing we will do, and a reading journal that we set up, to use throughout the year to track our thoughts, observations, and work throughout the year.
Classes that do not have a large working library may want to touch base with their librarian and ask for resources to help provide examples for the students to use throughout the unit. Included within this product are also sample stories of some genres that can be printed and mounted/laminated for student use. I have rewritten and/or edited them for a more kid-friendly read.
Readers’ Response journals can take a lot of time and effort, but also produce great results in a students’ reading growth. Within this “kit” are items I use to help my students organize their thoughts, keep reminders and samples close at hand, and show them the expectations for a genre study. Rubrics and samples used are included!
Each product individually:
Readers’ Response Journal Inserts
Genre Mini Unit