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

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August/September - Establishing Workshop Procedures

3 ways to read, Building stamina, Why we read

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GR p.89 – Strong readers read the pictures

Use for 3 ways to Read a Book - D5







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GR p.89 – Strong readers read the story

RWM p.30 – What readers do







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GR p.61 – Strong Readers read every day









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Good book for teaching stamina (D5)









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RWM p.31 – WHY? do readers do these things?









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GR p.62 – Strong readers take care of books and protect their reading time









Choosing good fit books

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GR p.135 – Choosing Just Right Books









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GR p.163 – Readers choose books carefully









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GR p.135 – Choosing Just Right Books

GR p.163 – Readers have strategies to tell if a book is just right








Choosing a spot for Reading

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RWM p.30 – Where readers read









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RWM p.30 – Where readers read









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RWM p.30 – Where readers read










Taking care of books

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GR p.79 – Readers take care of books and the classroom library

GR p.81 – Readers follow the system for taking books home and bringing them back




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GR p.62 – Strong readers take care of books and protect their reading time









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GR p.81 – Readers borrow and return books carefully









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GR p.81 – All readers are responsible for library housekeeping









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GR p.80 – Readers take care of books and the classroom library









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GR p.81 – Readers know what’s in the classroom library and how to take care of it









Voracious Reading

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GR p.62 – Good Readers read everything in sight









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GR p.62 – Good Readers read everything in sight  (this is one of my favorites - awesome book for teaching Voracious reading)









General D5 procedures

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RWM p.32 – Establishing workshop and classroom procedures









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GR p.87 – Noise levels that are good for all readers, Kind reminders for noisy or distracting behavior









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GR p.87/88 – Be considerate of other readers, Move smoothly and quickly






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GR p.88 – Learners stay focused, Readers don’t interrupt reading conferences






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RWM p.32 – Establishing workshop and classroom procedures









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RWM p.32 – Establishing workshop and classroom procedures









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GR p.87 – Noise levels that are good for all readers, Kind reminders for noisy or distracting behavior







Lessons for teaching Read to Someone (or book partnerships, etc):

GR p.90 – Readers Think and Talk About Books with Others

GR p.91 – Partners sit side by side and read with the book in the middle

GR p.92 – Partners talk about their books

GR p.92 – Partners plan ways to read together, Partners take turns making decisions

GR p.92 – Partners solve their own problems

CAFE strategies introduced in this unit:

Use the pictures, Retell the story, Voracious reading, Read appropriate level texts that are a good fit

Lesson plans:

Click to download augsept.pdf or augsept.doc

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