A list of books for teaching specific concepts, such as plot.

A good mentor text for inferring character traits.

list of picture books that work for teaching specific comprehension strategies

It's one thing to teach concepts like characters, setting, and plot. Most kids get these without too much trouble, but it's another thing to teach your kids to find the theme of a piece of literature. This higher level thinking, much more abstract reading skill, is one that has to...

Books to Read Out Loud. http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/09/books-to-read-aloud-for-grades-3-5.html

A cute cause and effect book...read it first, then ask students to write their own cause and effect book.

what a great anchor chart for when I am teaching about genres and text features

books about bullies

Dr. Suess books, listed by reading levels

FREE Dolch Words & Phrases Book This is a black & white booklet I make for all of my students each year. It contains all 11 lists of the Dolch Sight Words plus the Dolch Phrases for the students to practice at home.

The Night I Followed the Dog- Great book to teach Main Idea & Supporting Details, as well as Sequencing Events! (link includes lesson plan)

List of Books by Theme

Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!

List of over 200 titles of children's picture books on video at Discovery Education

The students read a book and created apps related to setting, characters, events, problem & solution. What a creative book report!

A great list of books + More Ideas like The Lemonade Wars, Because of Winn Dixie, Loser, How to Steal a Dog, Love That Dog & Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

For all my teacher friends-repin!!! Books listed by reading strategy - inferring, synthesizing, making connections, etc.

Alliteration, Dialog Verbs, and tons of ideas for this book! Yes, a book about slugs can be great!

Eye Lighter Guided Reading Strip Yellow ELT-Y On Book Page View

Want to do this! Pictures of staff holding their favorite book in front of their faces. Kids have to guess who's behind the book! I love this idea!!