Need help launching your reader's workshop? Need help introducing what to expect this year in reading? This mini lesson is directed toward your students and will set you kids at ease by letting them know what to expect from reading. This will help you set classroom rules and expectation for reading time and give your kids some practical, hands-on ideas about how to behave and how to stay on task. Topics include: What Will My Class Look Like During Reading, What Am I Expected To Do During Reading, What About Independent Reading, Interactive Read Alouds, Conferring, Abandoning A Book, Writing In My Response Journal, and Reading Strategies When My Reading Seems Confusing. This lesson can be broken down into several mini lessons if that is how the teacher wants to present reader's workshop. Simple to understand, concise and practical ideas help the teacher show the kids what this year will bring.