This download includes 193 pages of teacher instructions, resources, lesson plan templates, 45 Refrigerator Stories with corresponding at home writing prompts and related literature, and matching mini-books to use all year long in your classroom. The Shared Reading Using Refrigerator Stories and matching mini-books in this collection give young readers the opportunity to develop word recognition and sight word skills, while building vocabulary, confidence and fluency in reading. Additionally, teachers will be able to use the Refrigerator Stories as a teaching tool to model print conventions, intonation and expression, and early reading strategies. This resource builds a home-school connection by promoting parental involvement in their child's reading development (parent instruction letter included). Each week, the story is sent home and placed on the refrigerator. On the back of each story, there is a list of related literature and a writing prompt for the child to complete. Mini-books can be placed in student book boxes!