Create Book Nooks for Reading Workshops
- Grades: 3–5
At the beginning of the year, we determine rules about independent reading time in our classroom. One rule is that you must find "your own" place to read and not distract other readers. For some students, this is hard. They would rather sit together with their friends and pass the time. For this reason, I have a book nook rotation schedule that is switched every day so that every student has a certain place he or she should be reading.
I also have pillows, bean bags, and dish chairs that are popular among my readers. These items are included on my book nook rotation schedule so that no time is wasted after the mini-lesson arguing over who gets the pillows when we are transitioning to independent reading time.
Tour my classroom Book Nooks.