Bookmarks Use for independent reading, conferences, and/or small group.
New Grade Bands - ATOS readability level for text complexity and appropriately challenging books.
ATOS and DRA conversion chart
Nonfiction Books Nonfiction Monday Blog - "Rounding up the best nonfiction for children and teens."
ReadWorks.org has published Read Aloud Units for grades K-5. Units include lesson plans and student materials.
Look to the best. Use mentor texts!
Making the Most of Mentor Texts, article from Educational Leadership
Student writing examples
Webinar from North Carolina DOE
Mentor Texts for Writing Traits
Mentor Texts for Writing Traits: K-1, 2-5, 6-12
RAFTs (T+strong verb)
Constructed Response - YES, MA'AM
YES, MA'AM adapted for essays
Differentiate with techniques:
Mary Ellen Ledbetter's Smiley Face Tricks
Differentiate with the 6Traits:
6 Traits Ideas -Smekens
6 _Traits of Writing Song Lyrics