Getting Started with Readers Workshop in September

September Goals:
1.        Build relationships
2.        Establish trust
3.        Create working literate environments
4.        Get to know students as learners

Create a Culture and Climate for Thinking:
1.      Establish procedures
2.      Include rigor, inquiry and intimacy

Build genuine relationships:
1.       Show students how to be kind, respectful, helpful
2.      Celebrate catching kids doing the right thing
3.      Teach appropriate ways to do things
4.      Maximize teachable moments
Establish Mutual Trust:
1.      Takes time!
2.      Maintain high expectations
3.      Respect students’ ideas, opinions and decisions
4.      Trust yourself
5.      Start small, then allow students to help with classroom tasks