Have you started back to school yet? You've done some icebreakers, community building, and gone over basic procedures. But have you started routines for reading and writing workshop yet? Don't know where to begin or what to do? I've taken all of the guesswork out for you with my reading and writing workshop units, completely ready to use.
What's included in the reading and writing workshop units?
- 20 reading and 20 writing mini lessons all linked to the Common Core and TEKS standards in every unit!
- Student note-taking pages for every reading workshop and writing workshop lesson. Perfect to glue into reading and writing notebooks and keep the learning going all year long.
- A printable graphic organizer designed specifically for EVERY reading lesson.
- A printable think mark graphic organizer for EVERY reading lesson.
- Writing rubrics for grading in each of the units.
- Writing editing and revising checklists for each unit.
- Sample completed anchor charts for several lessons.
- Mentor Texts INCLUDED! There are 7 2-page original texts with custom illustrations for every unit. These passages are different in each of the grade levels. You can use the passages as mentor texts for the lessons, or use any text you have that matches the genre.
- TONS of teacher pages for organizing, conferencing, assessing, and note-taking in every unit.
How is the reading and writing workshop set up?
In each lesson, you will have the same format. Included each day: a mini-lesson statement, suggested things to do before you begin the lesson, an introduction, and a sample anchor chart. Original mentor texts are included with each unit. The lesson follows with a model, inviting students to help, engaging all learners, transitioning to independent time, and the share. This format allows for the I do, we do, you do model. Once students are in the independent time, the teacher can pull students for small group time.
The Back to School Reading and Writing Workshop Units
Just like you set up routines and procedures as you begin school, you need to set up routines and procedures for your workshop time. Students need to know what the reading and writing workshop is and how to set up their notebooks for each. They need to know how to pick a just right book and how to think and ask questions while reading and writing. Book talks are an important part of the workshop and this unit has scripted lessons to get your routines launched and flowing smoothly.
What Genres are Included in Reading and Writing Workshop?
The workshop can be purchased as a bundle, or you can purchase each of these units separately. Click on the genres below to see the individual units for sale. There are 20 reading and 20 writing lessons in each unit with original mentor texts.
- Historical Fiction
- Personal Narrative
- Realistic Fiction
- Traditional Literature
What Grades are the Reading and Writing Workshops for?
- Grade 2 Reading and Writing Workshop
- Grade 3 Reading and Writing Workshop
- Grade 4 Reading and Writing Workshop
- Grade 5 Reading and Writing Workshop
- Grade 6 Reading and Writing Workshop
For more information about setting up your reading notebook, visit this blog post: 3 Steps to Create the Best Reading Notebooks! Wanting to learn more about writing notebooks, visit this post: The Steps in Setting up A Writer's Notebook.