I always struggle with what to do with my kiddos the first week of school in reading. I really want to wait and start the reading text the second week of school, but I want to keep them engaged in ELA activities the first week also. I created this simple packet to use the first week of school that includes six back to school stories (read free online). Each story has a comprehension sheet and a writing activity. I hope you find this useful in your classroom as you get acquainted with your new students, but also keep them actively engaged in reading and writing.