Have you ever wondered about the difference between Power Reading Workshop and The Daily 5? In this blog post, Laura Candler compares and contrasts the two programs to highlight the features of both instructional models.

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Whoa tons of guided reading and reading workshop activities.

Little Minds at Work: Kindergarten Guided Reading/Daily 5 Block! All in one post!

Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide is a resource for teachers who want to learn how to get reading workshop started quickly and easily.

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Daily 5 iPads = Serious Engagement and Motivation

One of the first projects my first graders made were these “All About Me Crayons”. We started the day by reading the book The Day the Crayons Quit, which is super funny and adorable. Then, they traced a crayon template and drew the wavy black lines of the wrapper. They chose their favorite color for … … Continue reading →


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The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction. Need to put this on the "read" list.

#GuidedReading #Daily5 #CAFE This is an excellent, thorough resource from Scholastic on how to tackle guided reading and organize yourself so that you maximize your time and the student's time. I especially like the suggestions regarding an assessment profile to anchor each student's anecdotal note/record section.

Reading response journals. Great starters for student blog posts.

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Hopes and dreams writing display after reading "Oh the Places You Will Go"

Fantastic blog post about discussing what students and teachers do during independent reading time

Although I am using Daily 5 and CAFE to structure my reading block, I will be pulling my mini-lessons from these two books: