A great resource for teachers, administrators and reading coaches who are interested in implementing an organized, informed, and effective reading workshop. Tools for building reading stamina, structuring student reading and providing a bridge between mini-lessons and independent reading time.
Implementing Structured Independent Reading
A detailed guide to implementing a daily reading time in which students practice skills learned during mini-lessons while reading at their independent reading level. A simple, no-prep. method for teachers to structure their student’s reading.
—Overview of Independent Reading
—Diagram: Shows the different reading activities students can independently engage in during reading workshop.
—Guide to establishing independent reading procedures.
—Guide to setting a “daily focus” to structure students’ reading.
—Guide to evaluating the daily focus, for immediate feedback.
—7 Extended mini-lessons for establishing the routines of independent reading.
—7 Lesson Plan Cards: These correspond to the extended lesson plans. Each card has a short version of the mini-lesson printed on one side with example anchor charts printed on the back. Print them out, cut them into cards then place them on a metal ring for easy storage.
Readers read every day to build stamina.
Readers choose books with purpose.
Readers sample books to find a good fit.
Readers occasionally abandon books.
Readers think about what they read: Responding to a daily focus
Readers discuss books: Sharing your response to the daily focus.
Readers take notes as they read.
—Stamina-Meter: Keep track of the class’ growing stamina.
—Individual Stamina Meters: Students keep track of their own reading stamina.
—PICK cards: Students use these cards to evaluate their book choices.
—Abandoning Books Cards: Students use these cards to reflect on why they are abandoning a book.
—Book Remarks: Reading bookmarks where students record their response to the daily focus. Lined & unlined.
—Daily Response Sheet: Another place for students to record their response to the daily focus. Two sizes, EDITABLE.
—Response Evaluation Sheet #1: Record sheet for teacher use (evaluate student responses to the daily focus). Includes a rubric for converting daily responses into a number grade. EDITABLE.
—Response Evaluation Sheet #2: Same as above, but with additional space for evaluated standard/skill. EDITABLE.
AVAILABLE AS PART OF A READING WORKSHOP BUNDLE
Save money and buy the bundle! Includes this product plus 9 others—everything you need to implement independent reading, conferences, mini-lessons, guided reading, book talks, literature study and balanced test prep.
Reading Workshop Guide & Toolkit BUNDLE
Other Reading Workshop Resources:
Reading Workshop Roadmap
Reading Notebooks & Reading Response
Book Talks: Building a Reading Culture
33 Reading Behavior Mini-Lessons
Guide to Read Alouds & Genre Study
Crafting Effective Guided Reading Lessons
Planning & Implementing Literature Study
Test Preparation & Reading Workshop
FREE Guide to Reading Conferences
Now that you’ve established workshop routines, you may interested in these content-specific products:
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Realistic Fiction Unit Bundle: Grades 3-4
Realistic Fiction Unit Bundle: Grades 5-6