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Great blog with awesome ideas for using picture books to teach different concepts...has them catagorized with what book to use to teach what.

I think self-monitoring is an important lesson. The first thing I do is ask if anyone has ever been reading a book and suddenly realized that they had no idea what was going on. Everyone can raise their hand on that one, teacher included. We then discuss how readers self-monitor to keep meaning.

Instead of a science fair...a reading fair! This is fabulous! Definitely want to do this school- wide!

from PragmaticMom

Best Beginning Chapter Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade

Excellent List This list is a good start.... Best Beginning Chapter Books for 1st and 2nd Grade

Management Monday: Guided Reading..this is a great site to download guided reading management sheets, plus forms for kids to assess themselves!