90 Read Aloud Picture book video cards for your listening post or reading corner. Boost your classroom library with 90 popular books to read on the ipad, ipod or active board. Scan (or click) the cards and enjoy a popular children's books on YouTube.
print out the Caterpillar Straw Template I made, attach to straws, pick your favorite snacks from the book (or whatever you have on hand), and let the kids use their straws to "nibble" through their food.
fiction, nonfiction anchor chart- helps the kids see the differences; I would add that fiction is something that could happen and non-fiction is something that has actually happened if it's a story. My students think "not real" means "could never happen"