We’re delighted you’re seeking resources to help you simplify your move to readers-writers workshop. We’re always hoping to make your work as a teacher easier, more enjoyable, and more student-centered, so below are links to booklists, helpful blog posts, sample mini-lessons, mentor texts, presentations, and more that you may find helpful.
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In gratitude for your partnership in this important work–
The Three Teachers Talk Team
Amy Rasmussen, Lisa Dennis, Shana Karnes, & Jessica Paxson
If you’re just starting out…
- Resources to Make Your Move to Readers Writers Workshop
- 10 Pedagogical Must-Reads for Workshop Teachers
- Workshop Protocol to Integrate Reading/Writing in Each Lesson
- Workshop Essentials & Non-Negotiables
- Blank Conference Notes Template
- Moving Beyond the 4×4 Classroom by Kelly Gallagher
- 4 Reasons to Confer
Classroom Library Resources
- Growing Your Classroom Library
- Middle Grade Titles for Your Classroom Library
- High School Titles for Your Classroom Library
Craft Studies & Mini Lessons
- Five Writing Mini-Lessons Using Self-Selected Books
- Craft Study Passages from Novels
- Workshop-Ready Activities, Projects, & More
- Excerpt from Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Excerpt from Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
- The Journey by Mary Oliver
- Creed by Meg Kearney
Mentor Texts & Quickwrites
- Resources for Nonfiction Mentor Texts
- 7 Years by Lukas Graham (accompanying video)
- My Honest Poem by Rudy Francisco (accompanying video)
- Book Talk Triple Plays (one text = booktalk, craft study, writing prompt)
- Capture This: It’s Wrong to Play Pokemon at Auschwitz by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
- Dallas Can Blaze a Path Out of Suffocating Racism by Chequan Lewis
Please let us know in the comments if there are more resources you need, ideas you have for links to posts you’ve found helpful, and more!