I can answer you in three ways because I have taught fifth, third, and fourth (in that order recently). Each year was a little different regarding the approach of teaching.
For each grade I have incorporated picture books for mini-lessons. I remind students that we are reading the books like writers, and that we can use this for craft study (what is the author doing, why are they doing it, and can I try it in my own writing?).
On the other hand, I have tried to utilize excerpts from more advanced novels this year, including adult novels such as Jumpha Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies.
Which leads me to your question, which is also mine....curriculum and unit planning. This is THE job I have given myself as well for the summer. There is a plethora of help for K-3, in my opinion. However, it's a little tougher for 4-6.
Lucy Calkin's offers a reading kit that you might be interested in. I started it, but it fell off my plate early on. I have used an integrated approach to reading comprehension lessons, and even at the fifth grade level it is needed. I like Tanny McGregor's book Comprehension for some hands-on lessons. You might want to look at that as well.
Oh, one more suggestion from your readings of the awesome Richard Allington (he just happens to teach at my alma mater)...it's easiest to integrate a skill or strategy when you are not seeing it used well or properly in the classroom. I dislike the idea of waiting to teach a skill/strategy until X month (because, darn it, you planned it out during the summer) when you can see that your kids need it RIGHT NOW. Don't wait for a timeline to tell you what to teach- even if you created that timeline.
And ask more questions if you have any. I have been doing this for three years with Scholastic and still enjoying it. :)
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