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Holiday Alphabet Books
Center Ideas
Ideas w/ Pictures
Literacy Centers
Center Management
5 Big Ideas of Reading Centers

Comprehension Strategies & Read Alouds
Strategies That Work
Read Alouds by Theme
**365 Read Alouds**

Books Read by Celebrities
Starfall Books

Interactive Games
Game Goo
Starfall Games

Poems, Rhymes, and Songs
Songs and Poems
Build Phonemic Awareness
A Rhyme-a-Week

Literary Genres
Historical Fiction:
Free PowerPoints
Smart Notebook Lesson on Fables and Myths

Destination Reading (Riverdeep) Course II:
Unit 4 Lesson 1 and 4 - Folk and Fairy Tales
Unit 16 Lesson 3 - African Folk Tale
Unit 20 Lesson 1,2 and 11 - Tall Tales

Realistic Fiction:
Free PowerPoints (30 days of poetry ideas) (poetry to increase fluency)
Smart Notebook Lesson on Haiku

Destination Reading (Riverdeep) Course II:
Unit 5 Lesson 1, 3 and 8 - Nature Poems


Destination Reading (Riverdeep) Course II:
Unit 9 Lesson 2
Unit 14 Lesson 3

Additional Resources:

Great Web Resources:

Drawing Conclusions
Interactive Websites:
Suggested Read Alouds:
The Story of Ruby Bridges by: Robert Coles
The Art Lesson by: Tomie dePaola
Tough Boris by: Mem Fox
Koala Lou by: Mem Fox
Knots On a Counting Rope by: Bill Martin Jr.
Stellaluna by: Jannell Cannon
The Stranger by: Chris Van Allsburg
The Wretched Stone by: Chris Van Allsburg

Making Inferences
Interactive Websites:
Smart Notebook Lesson on Making Inferences
Suggested Read Alouds:
Fables by: Arnold Lobel
Sitti’s Secret by: Naomi Nye
The Old Man and His Door by: Gary Soto
Tuesday by: David Wiesner
Jumanji by: Chris Van Allsburg
The Stranger by: Chris Van Allsburg
The Wreck of the Zephyr by: Chris Van Allsburg
Fly Away Home by: Eve Bunting
How Many Days to America? by: Eve Bunting
The Bird House by: Cynthia Rylant
Something Beautiful by: Sharon Wyeth
Miss Maggie by: Cynthia Rylant
Grandfather Twilight by: Barbara Berger
The Table Where Rich People Sit by: Byrd Baylor
Teammates by: Peter Golenbock
Storm Boy by: Paul O. Lewis
Encounter by: Jane Yolen
Bull Run by: Paul Fleischman
Dandelions by: Eve Bunting
An angel for Solemon Singer by: Cynthia Rylant
The Lost Lake by: Allen Say
Annie and the Old One by: Miska Miles

Figurative Language
Interactive Websites:
Free PowerPoint Presentations
Smart Notebook Lesson on Simile and Metaphor
Suggested Read Alouds:
Brave as a Mountain Lion - Scott
Grandma Essie’s Covered Wagon - Williams
Knots on a Counting Rope – Martin
Like Jake and Me - Jukes
Old Jake’s Skirts - Slonim
Owl Moon – Yolen
Quick as a Cricket - Wood
Song and Dance Man - Ackerman
Swamp Angel – Zelinsky
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses - Goble
Call Me Ahnighito- Conrad
Giving Tree – Silverstein
If You Give a Pig a Pancake – Numeroff
Officer Buckle and Gloria – Rathmann
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Steig
Velveteen Rabbit - Williams
Heron Street – Turner
That’s Good! That’s Bad! - Cuyler
ZZZng! ZZZng! ZZZng! A Yoruba Tale - Gershator
Absolutely Awful Alphabet – Gerstein
Animalia - Base
Dinorella - Edwards
Faint Frogs Feeling Feverish - Obligado
Four Famished Foxes - Edwards
Some Smug Slug - Edwards
Wacky Wedding - Edwards
What Pete Ate from A – Z – Kalman
Worrywarts - Edwards
Amelia Bedelia - Parish
Dog Breath - Pilkey
In a Pickle, and Other Funny Idioms - Terban
My Momma Likes to Say
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? And other Oxymorons – Agee

Main Idea
Interactive Websites:
Suggested Read Alouds:
Chair for my Mother - Williams
Fables - Lobel
Frog Prince Continued - Scieszka
Great Kapok Tree – Cherry
The Important Book - Brown
Keeping Quilt – Polacco
City of Snow: The Great Blizzard of 1888 by Linda Oatman High
Artic Lights, Arctic Nights by Debbie S. Miller
The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
When Marion Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

PowerPoint Presentation on Summarizing
Video Clip on Summarizing
Graphic Organizers for Summarizing
Graphic Organizers for Summarizing

Fact or Opinion
Interactive Websites:
Lesson Plans:
Suggested Read Alouds:
Like Jake and me – Jukes
Perfect Puppy for Me – O’Connor & Hartland
Popcorn Book - de Paola 641.6
Rattlesnake Dance: True Tales, Mysteries, and Rattlesnake Ceremonies
Stellaluna – Cannon
Verdi – Cannon

Text Features
Interactive Websites:
Lesson Plans:

Cause and Effect
Lesson Plans:
Suggested Read Alouds:
Across the Stream - Ginsburg
Comet’s Nine Lives - Brett
Encounter – Yolen
If Up Take a Mouse to the Movies - Numeroff
If You Give a Moose a Muffin – Numeroff
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Pancake – Numeroff
Napping House – Wood
River Friendly, River Wild – Kurtz
Sierra – Siebert
That’s Good! That’s Bad! - Cuyler
Where the Wild Things Are - Sendak
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears – Aardema 398.2
Why the Chicken Crossed the Road - Macaulay
Read Alouds

Reading Strategies

Activities - Great for Centers
Sentence Structure/Monitoring for Meaning/Main Idea/Summarizing
Narrative Text
Expository Text
Text Structure
Monitoring for Understanding

Reader's Theater Scripts
Songs and Poems
Famous Speeches
Activities - Great for Centers
Letter and Sound
Letter and Sound
Phrases and Chunked Text
Connected Text

Lesson Plans & Strategies
PowerPoint Presentations
Prefixes and Suffixes
Multiple Meaning Words
Activities - Great Center Ideas!
Word Meaning
Word Knowledge
Word Analysis
Words in Context

Phonemic Awareness
Interactive Websites/Games

Great Site!
Rhyme a Week
Great Site!
Free Songs for Teaching Phonemic Awareness
ABC and Sound PowerPoints
Great Center Activities!
Rhyme and Alliteration
Syllables and Onset and Rime

Formula Poems
Holiday Poems
Poetry Resources
30 Days of Poetry

Genre Writing
Multiple Genres

Graphic Organizers
Multiple Organizers
Kid Friendly