Launch Focus Lessons
Each September, teachers in grades 1-5 spend a number of weeks launching Readers' Workshop. Kindergarten launches their Readers' Workshop each January. Focus lessons during this unit of study will familiarize students with the routines, behaviors, and habits of mind that will promote successful independent reading throughout the year.
Sample launch lessons are provided below. Modify these lessons as necessary to match your particular grade level and the needs of your students. Review launch lessons throughout the year to remind students of behaviors and routines.