The beginning of the year can be a balancing act of trying to establish routines, front-load the learning you are going to be doing the rest of the year and getting to know this new class of learners. Make it easy on yourself and use this resource to guide your reading instruction. Quality anchor charts found in this lesson are available at my TpT store. You simply add an interactive read aloud and provide students with independent reading time, with the goal of building up reading stamina so that you can call reading groups. Team this with my other reading lessons to front- load the learning in your classroom for the rest of the year. Thank you and, as always, Blessings!