Reading Passages
Graphic Organizers
 http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/graphic/graphic.htm
 http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=126365
General Resources for Reading and Writing:
 Reading Rockets: Reading and writing classroom strategies http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/
 Utah Website with Grade Level Lesson Plans and Resources by standards
http://www.uen.org/core/languagearts/index.shtml
 Tennessee website with grade level resources by standard
http://www.readtennessee.org/teachers/common_core_standards.aspx
 Primary Resources: Lesson Plans, activity ideas and resources (Word level, sentence level Fiction/nonfiction
text level, writing resources) http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
o Myths and Legends http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC2.htm
o Fables and Parables http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC3.htm
o Fairy Tales/Traditional Stories http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC4.htm
o Playscripts http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC5.htm
o Other genre http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC6.htm
o Non-Fiction http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD1.htm
o Instruction Texts (How to) http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD2.htm
o Letters: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD3.htm
o Explanation Texts: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD4.htm
o Recount Texts: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD6.htm
o Personal Texts (biography/autobiography) http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD12.htm
o Non-chronological Reports: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD8.htm
o Newspaper and Journalist Reporting: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD9.htm
o Persuasive Writing: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD10.htm
o Discussion Texts (includes argument, point of view)
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD11.htm
o Formal Writing: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD7.htm
Books: Point of View
 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Scieszka
 Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Sharmat
 Yo! Yes? By Rashka
 Glasses: Who Needs ‘Em? By Babbitt
 John Patrick Norman McHennessey by Burningham
 The Giant and the Beanstalk by Diane Stanley
 Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! The Story of Jack and The Beanstalk as told by the Giant (Other Side of the
Story) Eric Mark Braun
 Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying! The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother by Trisha Sue
Speed Shaskan
 Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks! The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear by Nancy Jean Lowen
 Voices in the Park DKPublishing
 Just Because: Where Seeing Another Point of View Makes a Better You (Flip Side Stories)
 (Other flip stories by Dr. Alvin Granowsky)
 Polar the Titantic Bear by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden
 Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
 Livingstone Mouse by Pamela Duncan Edwards
 A Boy in the Doghouse by Betsy Duffy (Different chapters told from boy’s and dog’s point of view)
 Joyful Noise: Poems for 2 Voices by Paul Fleischman
Books: Narrative
 Zoom by Istvan Banyai
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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas
Snail Trail by Ruth Brown
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet
Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall
If You Find A Rock by Peggy Christian, photographs by Barbara Hirsch Lember
If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney, illustrated by Matt Phelan
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz
Writing General
 Read Write Think: Classroom resources including lesson plans, student interactives , and printouts of graphic
organizers and more http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources
 Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishC1.htm
 Graphic Organizers for different types of writing: http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/graphic/graphic.htm
 Writing Fix: Home of Interactive Writing http://writingfix.com/index.htm
 EducationNorthwest Resources on 6-Traits: Student exemplars from Common Core Standards Appendix –
scored for writing standards AND 6 traits http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=126365
 EducationNorthwest: Crosswalk between Common Core Standards and 6 Traits
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=126365
 Six Traits of Writing and the Common Core Connection www.helpkidswrite.com
Writing opinion/persuasive
 Primary Resources (Lhttp://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishD10.htm
 Spaghetti Book Club (Book Reviews by Kids) http://www.spaghettibookclub.org/
 Persuasive Speech Topics for Kids: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/persuasive-speech-topics-for-kids.html
 President Obama’s Speech to Students (Arlington, Virginia, September 8, 2009)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/MediaResources/PreparedSchoolRemarks
 Writing Fix: Persuasive Writing http://writingfix.com/genres/persuasive.htm
Writing Informational
 Writing Fix: Expository/informational http://writingfix.com/genres/informative.htm
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Writing Narrative
 Writing Fix: Narratives http://writingfix.com/genres/narrative.htm
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Differentiated Ideas for Language Arts:
http://www.powayusd.com/teachers/LFoote/Diff/Projects1.htm
Inside Out and Back Again. 2011. Thanhha Lai. New York: HarperCollins. 260pp.
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