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February 24, 2016 is World Read Aloud Day! An amazing program from LitWorld! Let's share in the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories!

Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text

This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where they state what the article will be about, what they think they already know about the topic to activate their schema.

Free! Book Character Day activities aligned with Common Core Reading Standards! Book Character Day is a great alternative to the traditional Halloween party. Kids dress up like favorite book characters and participate in character trait analysis activities.

Favorite Folk Tale Activities

I think it's pretty important to teach kids folktales. They're the basis of so many references in society and cultural wisdom. Here's some books paired with activities...