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Old 08-10-2009, 06:24 AM
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Hello again silpada girl! Glad to be able to help you in any way. I'm glad you liked the books by Kathryn Robinson. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

As for the Daily 5, I'm only slightly familiar with it from what I've read here on ProTeacher about it. In my school district we don't use the Daily 5 or Reader's Workshop. We all use the Houghton-Mifflin reading series and are asked to also incorporate differentiated instruction through reading centers during our 90 minute block. I understand what you mean about not wanting to take more than you can chew. If you do want to try centers, maybe you could start slow and introduce two or three centers at first to see how it goes.

With regards to the Houghton-Mifflin basal, I understand how it could get boring to the students. I do a lot of supplemental activities along with the text to help students get interested in the story and learn the important reading skills they need in order to succeed. I also try to find something interesting in each story so that I could get excited about the story and in turn the students will get excited as well.

I'm not that familiar with readers workshop but I did some searching for you and I found some links that might help you out. Let me know if these are useful to you:

Bookmuncher's Blog here on ProTeacher that's all about reader's workshop:

The Sunflower Room on ProTeacher with the topic Debbie Miller also has lots of information on reader's workshop:

Hope this helps!

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