Thanks for the quick response. I also wanted to wish you the best of luck at your new school!
I did have a question too. Lucy Calkin's "Units of Study" has been a great tool for preparing my writing lessons. I'm still trying to plan out how I will organize my lessons for reading workshop. I've read through the CAFE/Daily Five books and "Reading with Meaning". Do you create your lessons by combining the mini lessons mentioned in these books? Are there any other books you would recommend for teaching reading mini lessons? There are a lot of reference pages in the back of the CAFE book that were helpful but some don't specify which children's literature books would work best with them. "Reading With Meaning" had some really great ideas but a lot of it was aimed more toward the younger grades. I'm just wanting to make sure I'm covering all the many fourth grade skills there are! :)
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