Good Day All,
As part of my literacy program I use the CAFE and Daily 5 programs. I alter them a bit to match the students I have but for the most part I follow the program.
One of my favorite strategies to teach is visualizing. There are so many great activities you can do with your students for visualizing. Here is a blog post and a free graphic organizer that I use with one of my visualizing activities.
You do not have to use the book I chose, as it can be done with any book so long as you predetermine the spots you will pause and let the students sketch. I am always amazed at what pictures they are making in their minds.