2015 -2016
5th Reading Units
Genre
How
Aug - Sept
U1 Agency and Independence
Fiction
Partnerships and/or Clubs
Oct 1 - 15
U2 Nonfiction Reading
Nonfiction
Text Set Clubs
Mid Oct – Mid Nov
U3 Learning through Reading Westward Expansion
Nonfiction
Text Set Clubs
Mid Nov – Dec
U4 Historical Fiction Book Clubs
Fiction and Nonfiction
Book Clubs
January
U5 Nonfiction Research Projects
Nonfiction
Text Set Clubs
February
U6 Fantasy Book Clubs
Fiction
Book Clubs
March
U7 Social Issue Book Clubs
Fiction
Book Clubs
April
U8 Author Study: Reading Like a Fan
Fiction or Nonfiction

May
U9 Test Prep
All
Book Clubs
June
Reader’s Theater
All
Small Groups

We use "Units of Study", which are based on a genre and provide an organized format for students to learn reading strategies and skills.

Please see the link below for an example of an outstanding HW Reading Entry Sheet!




Systems used in Reader's Workshop

•Conferring with readers

•Conferring in small groups based on ability

•Silent Reading

•Reading in Community – Partnerships, Book Club

•Reading Logs (should be filled out daily at home and at school!)

•Reader’s Notebook (safe place to store post-its that demonstrate tracking of thoughts)

•Book Shopping in Classroom Library - just right books



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  • Small group book talks during Reader's Workshop!


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  • Finding our "just right" books during Reader's Workshop.