This packet includes 12 literacy mini-lessons using specific books to teach reading strategies. Building stamina, building cvc words, retelling, reading smoothly, using correct punctuation, using picture clues, looking carefully at words, making text-to-self connections, and characterization are some of the strategy lessons included. This is a great packet for the first few months of school. Common core standards included. Created by Carla Mussell and Kelly Lynch.