Instill a love of reading from the beginning of the year with these readers' notebook journal prompts and quotation posters for a workshop unit inspired by Lucy Calkins' concept of "Building a Reading Life." Initiate conversations in your minilessons 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. Your "Building a Reading Life" unit will help you encourage every child to cherish reading and create an outstanding "reading life."
Want this same kind of resource for launching your writer's workshop? Check it out here: Writer's Workshop Launch Unit Materials.
-12 Anchor Chart Parts for Minilessons and Bulletin Boards (similar to the student journal prompts)--4 different styles to choose from!
-18 reading journal prompts (sized in 1/2 sheets) for the reader response notebook
-16 quotations about reading (in poster and student journal format to initiate discussions/feelings about reading)
-Suggestions for read alouds about the importance of reading/reading life
-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
-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 or beginning of every quarter
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1) Readers Workshop Launch Kit: Building a Reading Life
2) Writer's Workshop Launch Unit Materials
3) Character Traits Adjectives Bulletin Board Set
4) EMOJI Style Character Traits Adjectives Bulletin Board Set
5) Theme Labels for Bulletin Boards and Theme Lessons
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