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Teacher Resources

Are you trying to level books for your classroom?

We have the Fountas and Pinnell book in the library

You might also try using these online resources:
http://www.fountasandpinnellleveledbooks.com/

And some FREE websites to use:
http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/index.html

http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

http://books.atozteacherstuff.com/leveled-books/

http://www.lexile.com

http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/espinoza/s/ellis-b-rdlevl.html

Literature to meet Common Core Spirals


Persuasive Arguments:

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague
Earrings by Judith Viorst
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
My Brother Dan’s Delicious by Steven L. Lane
Hey Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
Should We Have Pets? by Sylvia Lollis
Spider and the Fly

Duck! Rabbit! is a great intro to argument/perspective 
George vs. George has been on a few lists too.

Should There Be Zoos? by Tony Stead

A fine fine school  - MORE SCHOOL??? ! : ) good discussion starter if predictable answers.. 

Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg

Click Clack Moo

La Rue for Mayor

My Teacher For President

 

Opinion:

Short Novels
 
The Cruisers - Walter Dean Myers
 
Miracle's Boys - Jacqueline Woodsoon
 
 
Toni Morrison Picture Books
 
The Big Box
 
The Book of Mean People 
 
The Book of Mean People Journal
 
Remember
 
 
 
Japanese Internment
 
My Dog Teny 
 
Barbed Wire Baseball
 
Fred Korematsu: All American Hero
 
The three above titles are reviewed on the common core blog
 
http://commoncorelibrary.blogspot.com/search/label/Japanese%20Internment
 
 
 
 
The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery From History
 
http://commoncorelibrary.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-wolf-girls-unsolved-mystery-from.html
 
 
Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know
 
http://commoncorelibrary.blogspot.com/2013/08/made-you-look.html
 
 
Breaker Boys: How a Photo Helped End Child Labor
 
http://commoncorelibrary.blogspot.com/2013/08/breaker-boys-how-photograph-helped-end.html
 
Pair it up with Kids on Strike!
 
 
 
How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial
 
http://commoncorelibrary.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-fake-moon-landing.html
 
 
 
The Watertower by Gary Crew
 
Simply put, this is my hands down favorite picture book!!!
 
Wonderfully ambiguous and detail rich. The art and the text support an incredible array of different conclusions. You can find details that will firmly support competing assessments of what exactly happened in the story. I have been sharing this book with kids for years, and it is still possible for a kid to offer an interpretation that I had not considered. 
 
It is always fun to see how kids assemble the details to support varying
interpretations.

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