Sneak Peek: Reader's Workshop Launching Unit

June 9, 2014 Margo Ensz

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Launching units are designed to orient students to classroom expectations and procedures, and to energize them for the year ahead. They carefully model behavior, routines, and activities while allowing students to help create expectations and guidelines for themselves, which creates a classroom community that will strengthen learning environments for the remainder of the year. 

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This Reader's Workshop, designed for intermediate students in grades 4-6, emphasizes the use of anchor charts and individual student responsibility for choosing books, discussing texts, and effectively collaborating with other students in pairs and small groups. 

Quick Overview: 

  • 14 lessons
  • Designed for grades 4-6
  • Rockin' music theme
  • Free downloadable poster templates and printables for each lesson
  • Easy to use in digital form
  • Combination of individual, small group, and classwide activities
  • Exit tickets, worksheets, and evaluative strategies for teachers included

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Our goal is to provide you with lessons, activities, and now, units, that incorporate visual and hands-on learning strategies to reinforce basic skills and provide fun and motivational activities that will supplement your school’s curriculum. Our first launching unit was created through our partnership with two educators from The Curriculum Corner.

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