Students will be able to demonstrate the routines of reader's workshop through shared participation.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Gather students to the rug.
Introduce the focus of today's lesson by holding up a familiar read aloud text and saying, "This is such a great story! I really love to read. When I am trying to decide what to read, I think about a few different things."
Ask the students to turn to a partner and share what things they think about when choosing a book to read.
Share out ideas and record them on the board or chart paper (e.g., cover, title, characters, long or short).
Explain that today you will be learning about a new classroom routine (the order or way we do a certain activity) called reader's workshop.
Provide sentence frames for students to use during the turn and talk. For example, "I think about ________ when I look for a book."
Provide sentence starters for students to use during the turn and talk. For example, "I think about ____________."
Check that students are familiar with routines, and give examples of other routines you do in the classroom.