Well hello there!
I was going back through all of my pictures from last school year and I found a bunch that I never blogged about. Yahoo! Fresh material! I found a whole set of pictures from the beginning of the school year where we were setting up expectations for reading and writing workshop.
Each of the anchor charts reflects a mini lesson from the beginning of the year.
One of the first lessons I do in reading workshop is to discuss what being a good reader even means. I think I got this from Fountas and Pinnell many years ago from their Guiding Readers and Writers book.
As I was typing this post I realized that it would be a good place to share my getting started plans for the year. Many years ago I shared my Starting Writer’s Workshop lessons on my website and I have used them without fail, successfully EVERY year. I didn’t know if everyone had seen them and thought they may help someone out there! Also, I have shared these a million times, but thought it would be an appropriate place re-post my setting up Guided Math lessons as well. I don’t have any setting up Reader’s Workshop lessons because they are a big mash up of Fountas and Pinnell and the Sisters.