The beginning of a new school year often involves discussion and/or modeling of procedures, behaviors, and classroom expectations. Reading Workshop also requires this same earnest and intentional effort as we establish norms for the classroom to ensure success for each student. Building a "reading community" in which students are independent is more likely when routines and procedures are purposeful and meaningful to students.
This document has been adapted from the Fountas & Pinnell (2001) suggested launching of Reading Workshop mini-lessons in Grades 3-5 with an emphasis on direct instruction of those procedures students need to have in place before they can truly begin to grow as readers.
I have also included possible ideas and pictures for anchor charts.