Included in this post is a reading genres poster. This poster is designed to help students identify different genres. Additionally, the poster compares genres and encourages students to explore new genres.
times machine is a wonderful database of new york times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to With articles about everything from the sinking of the titanic to death of president lincoln
This site has a massive list of book units that all come complete with online or printable chapter tests and activities with pictures and/or links. This makes it so easy to put together a literature unit study around a book.