You have a list of books you want to read to your students. You choose from a variety of genres and styles, making sure you have male and female protagonists from varied locations. Do you ever read nonfiction?
This video gives reasons for why you should! And it includes reviews of five books that would be a great fit for the upper elementary or middle school classroom. Also included is a planning sheet for reading strategy lessons!
**This meets almost all the Common Core standards, depending on how you decide to focus your reading and mini-lessons.