I dedicate multiple reading workshop mini-lessons at the beginning of the school year to teaching my students how my library is organized, how to properly return books to correct baskets, how to record books in the reading log, what the color codes mean, etc.
I also introduce each genre during my launching unit so that students can begin recording the genre code in their reading log. However, we study many of the genres separately and more thoroughly in different units of study throughout the year.
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