Launching Readers Workshop Unit with Minilessons | Building Reading Life Study

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Thank you so much for this thorough resource. It really helped me in launching reading workshop lessons that my students can engage in.
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Inspire your students to "Build a Reading Life" using the materials in this Reader’s Workshop Unit and Launch Kit. You'll find reading minilessons, suggested anchor charts, reader's notebook prompts, anchor chart parts, and reading-related quotation posters to support you as you learn more about your students as readers and help them create significant reading lives!

This two-three week unit supports you as you initiate conversations at the beginning of the year to get to know your students as readers and to identify their beliefs about reading that may be roadblocks for them this year. With the "Building a Reading Life" unit, you will encourage every child to cherish reading, create an outstanding "reading life," and set up class norms and routines that support a quality reading environment.

Included in the Kit for Launching Reader’s Workshop Unit:

✔ 10 minilessons with suggested anchor chart responses - includes the rationale for teaching each specific lesson; 30 pages

✔ 12 anchor chart parts for minilessons and bulletin boards - similar to the student journal prompts with 4 different styles to choose from

✔ 18 reading journal prompts - sized in 1/2 sheets for reader response notebooks

✔ 16 quotations about reading - in poster and student journal format

✔ Suggested read alouds to launch readers workshop (focused on the importance of having a reading life)

✔ A detailed description of the first minilesson you can teach for this unit

✔ Suggested outline of 10 days of lesson topics

✔ Description of how to prep materials for this unit

Bonus Material:

✔ Reading journal section labels in 3 versions

✔ Editable reading journal covers - add your students' names

✔ 9 week reflection sheet for students to reflect on reading progress at the end of every quarter

Want this same kind of resource for launching your writer's workshop? Check it out here: Launching Writers Workshop or get them both in the Launching Reading and Writing Workshop Units Bundle!

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Bundled in the Literacy Resources Bundle with:

Emoji Character Traits Vocabulary and Activities

Launching Writers Workshop

Character Traits Vocabulary and Activities

Teaching Theme in Literature (Definitions, Bulletin Board, Book Suggestions)

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