Mini-lessons in the Reading Workshop can focus on three topics:

  • Procedures
  • Reading strategies and skills
  • Literary elements and techniques

 

Procedural Charts:

rules-for-rw

This chart is often compiled at the beginning of the year, but it's
also helpful to revisit the rules throughout the year.

 

just-right-book

Guidelines for determining if a book is easy, just right, or challenging.

 

just-right-book-2

 

leveled-books

 

taking-care-books

 

good-partner-discussion

Everything you do in Reading Workshop should be
explicitly taught. Slowing down when you establish the workshop
means you can cover much more ground later.

 

what-good-readers-do

 

Reading Strategy Anchor Charts:

rw-wall

Students should be able to view the class anchor charts
during the unit of study.

 

reading-strategies

 

test-vs-rw

 

inferring

Many more reading strategy charts can be found under the
reading comprehension link on this site.

 

Literary Elements Charts:

bme

Anchor charts serve as a record of class discussions
that students can refer back to over time.

 

char-traits

 

fig-lang

 

author-studyt

Author studies are a wonderful way to pull together
many elements of the reading workshop.

 

purpose-of-nf

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