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Book-a-Week
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**

e-Books
Books Read by Celebrities
e-Books
Starfall Books

Interactive Games
Game Goo
Gamequarium
Starfall Games

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


Literary Genres
Historical Fiction:
http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/library/youth/historicalfiction.htm
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/folktales.htm
http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/legends.htm
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:
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/units/units_with_books.htm
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/
Poetry:
Free PowerPoints
http://www.msrogers.com/English2/poetry/30_days_of_poetry.htm (30 days of poetry ideas)
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html (poetry to increase fluency)
Smart Notebook Lesson on Haiku

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

Speeches:
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
Biographies:
http://www.biography.com/

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

Additional Resources:
http://www.quia.com/jg/382369.html
http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/readingliterature/genres/menu.htm


Non-Fiction
Great Web Resources:
http://www.biography.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/inthenews/newstome/archive_newstome.shtml
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html



Drawing Conclusions
Interactive Websites:
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/inferencesp.cfm
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/drawconclusionsp.cfm
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/inferences.cfm
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:
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencel.cfm
http://www.quia.com/ba/41785.html
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencep.cfm
http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=11&act=2&que=1
http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium/skillsi-p.html
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:
http://www.gamequarium.com/figurativelanguage.html
http://school.discovery.com/quizzes26/gumbie7/PoetryPieces.html
Free PowerPoint Presentations
Smart Notebook Lesson on Simile and Metaphor
Suggested Read Alouds:
Similes/Metaphors:
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
Personification:
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
Onomatopoeia:
Heron Street – Turner
That’s Good! That’s Bad! - Cuyler
ZZZng! ZZZng! ZZZng! A Yoruba Tale - Gershator
Alliteration:
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
Idioms:
Amelia Bedelia - Parish
Dog Breath - Pilkey
In a Pickle, and Other Funny Idioms - Terban
My Momma Likes to Say
Oxymorons:
Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? And other Oxymorons – Agee


Main Idea
Interactive Websites:

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/GetTheIdea/default.htm#page1
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/mainideap24.cfm
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/psmain.htm
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/rosie/skill_pre.html
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


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

Fact or Opinion
Interactive Websites:
http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/factoropinion.shtml
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcfo1.htm
http://www.quia.com/pop/4106.html
Lesson Plans:
http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/LP/LA/fact_vs_opinion_part_I.htm
http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/LP/LA/fact_opinions_ads.htm
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:
http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/content/pop.html
Lesson Plans:
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=232
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=234

Cause and Effect
Lesson Plans:
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=925
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
Comprehension
Read Alouds

http://www.effectiveteachingsolutions.com/rdngwkshnd.htm
http://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/profdev/picturethis_20050406.pdf
http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/book-themes.htm#Animal%20Book%20Theme


Reading Strategies
http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Reading/Reading%20Strategies/reading%20strategies%20index.htm

Activities - Great for Centers
Sentence Structure/Monitoring for Meaning/Main Idea/Summarizing

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/C_Final.pdf
Narrative Text

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoCompPartOne.pdf
Expository Text

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoCompPartTwo.pdf
Text Structure

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoCompPartThree.pdf
Monitoring for Understanding

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoCompPartFour.pdf

Fluency
Reader's Theater Scripts
http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm
http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/
Songs and Poems
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/poemiddle.htm
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/
http://timrasinski.com/presentations/songs.pdf
Famous Speeches
www.americanrhetoric.com
www.biography.com
Activities - Great for Centers
Letter and Sound

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/pdf/F_Final.pdf
Letter and Sound

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoFluencyPartOne.pdf
Words

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoFluencyPartTwo.pdf
Phrases and Chunked Text

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoFluencyPartThree.pdf
Connected Text

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookTwoFluencyPartFour.pdf
Vocabulary
Roots/Stems/Affixes
http://www.virtualsalt.com/roots.htm
http://sps.k12.ar.us/massengale/prefix__suffix_list.htm
http://www.southampton.liu.edu/academic/pau/course/webesl.htm
http://gamequarium.com/readquarium/prefixes.html
http://gamequarium.com/readquarium/suffixes.html


Games
http://www.gamequarium.com/evocabulary.html
Lesson Plans & Strategies
http://www.gamequarium.com/evocabulary.html
http://www.ops.org/reading/secondarystrat1.htm
http://www.justreadnow.com/strategies/vocabulary.htm

http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/vocabbuild2.htm
PowerPoint Presentations
Prefixes and Suffixes
Multiple Meaning Words
Synonyms
Antonyms
Contractions
Activities - Great Center Ideas!
Word Meaning
Word Knowledge
Word Analysis
Words in Context

Phonemic Awareness
Interactive Websites/Games

http://www.literatureforliterature.ecsd.net/strategies.htm
http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcompindex1.htm


Great Site!
Rhyme a Week

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm
Great Site!
Free Songs for Teaching Phonemic Awareness

http://www.songsforteaching.com/phonemicawareness.htm
ABC and Sound PowerPoints
http://languagearts.pppst.com/lettersounds.html
http://languagearts.pppst.com/abc.html
http://languagearts.pppst.com/phonics.html
Great Center Activities!
Rhyme and Alliteration

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/pdf/GK-1/PA_Final_Part1.pdf
Syllables and Onset and Rime

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/pdf/GK-1/PA_Final_Part2.pdf
Phonemes

http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/pdf/GK-1/PA_Final_Part3.pdf
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookOnePAPartOne.pdf
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookOnePAPartTwo.pdf
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/bookOnePAPartThree.pdf
Writing
Poetry

Formula Poems
Holiday Poems
Poetry Resources
30 Days of Poetry


Genre Writing
Multiple Genres

Graphic Organizers
Multiple Organizers
Kid Friendly