Well, this is where time and testing things out comes into play. Yes to every author mentioned. I have taken things here and there and used whatever I can. Here are some quick recommendtations for you (including a district website that has detailed lesson plans for the year- UofS and reader's workshop):
Books Geared for Upper Grades
Deeper Reading Kelly Gallagher (for older audience, including middle school)
Strategies That Work by Harvey and Goudvis (version 2, not 1)
The Reading Zone by Nancy Atwell
Reading Essentials by Regie Routman.
And one of my favorites- Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor.
ALL of these books are geared for the upper grades and will help you out.
Good luck! Come back often. :)
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