1. Reading Spots - make a visible chart so students know where to read independently and where to partner share. She suggested to have students sit back to back during independent reading and then turn and face each other during partner share. Here are two charts showing kids WHERE to go during Reading Workshop:
4. Book Shopping: it is done weekly, by table, all on one day, by variety of levels. Shopping is a skill that will need to be taught - how to find a book, how to return a book, how to be sure it is JR.
5. Timers are needed and graphs to chart number of minutes read.
6. Set a goal. Make it visible:
7. Baggies: be sure to have enough books at a level so a student can fill bag, on average at the lower levels = 8-10 books / bag. 8. The bags can hold tools, too.
9. Keep libraries organized and fluid. They should change as youur units of study change to match the kind of reading you are doing.
10. HAVE FUN! Reading Workshop is designed to give kids books they want to read. Get them excited so they are sad for Reading Workshop to end.