I was going back through all of my pictures from last school year and I found a bunch that I never blogged about. Yahoo! Fresh material! I found a whole set of pictures from the beginning of the school year where we were setting up expectations for reading and writing workshop.
Each of the anchor charts reflects a mini lesson from the beginning of the year.
The same day I do the reading lesson, I carry it right over into writing and we discuss it here as well.
Another day we discuss what reading workshop is and how the Daily 4 (Work on Writing is done in Writing Workshop) fits in.
Here is our charting of stamina. This is straight from the Daily 5.
As I was typing this post I realized that it would be a good place to share my getting started plans for the year. Many years ago I shared my Starting Writer's Workshop lessons on my website and I have used them without fail, successfully EVERY year. I didn't know if everyone had seen them and thought they may help someone out there! Also, I have shared these a million times, but thought it would be an appropriate place re-post my setting up Guided Math lessons as well. I don't have any setting up Reader's Workshop lessons because they are a big mash up of Fountas and Pinnell and the Sisters.
Hope your year is off to a great start!