Topic: Being a Thoughtful Reader during reader’s workshop
Standards: ELACC2RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Essential Question: What should reader’s workshop look and feel like?
Duration: about 1 hour
Materials: Thoughtful Reader anchor chart and picture cards, marker
Overview or notes pertaining to lesson: Students learn how to behave like a thoughtful reader during reader’s workshop.
Mini Lesson: Readers are thoughtful during reading workshop. Thoughtful readers act in a specific way. Display anchor chart for “Thoughtful Readers”: Read every day; read, think, and talk about reading with others; read everything in sight; take care of books; protect their reading time. Go through each point on the chart and ask students how they could show this quality of a thoughtful reader. Have students turn and talk, then share ideas with class. You can add some little notes to the chart so students remember good ways to show they are thoughtful readers. There is a card with pictures that goes along with this for a visual.
Guided Practice: Have a few students model appropriate was to be thoughtful readers using the chart as a guide.
Independent Practice: Have students practice some of these qualities by spending time silent reading.
Closing: Review the expectations of thoughtful readers during reader’s workshop.