Aligned to Common Core Standards. A Common Core Standards chart is located on page 2, identifying standards covered. The page numbers are noted for easy access. Each story is preceded by a Guided Reading Lesson plan. The lessons are formatted using curriculum expectations and allow for before, during and after reading segments. Wherever possible we have included tips for incorporating assistive technology, suggestions for English Language Learners, teaching tips and ways to explore your students multiple intelligences. Ideas for practice in the different writing styles are included too. Independent practice pages for before, during and after reading help assist you with reading assessments. 16 Story Titles include: Brandon's Blog; What In The World?; Get The Message; No Way...; Lions Leap to Victory; Hockey Pains and Music is Life. Includes a CD with whiteboard ready enhanced pdf's and a BONUS of the 16 stories in booklet format.