Reading A to Z Summer School Theme Pack

Teaching summer school gives me the opportunity to try out some new things I’m wanting to incorporate in my classroom next year. I’m using Reading A to Z’s Summer School Theme Pack. It’s broken down by 1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th. You are provided with a whole unit of study broken down into lessons spanning 5 days. All of the materials are provided too, such as the leveled readers and graphic organizers. You’ll need a subscription to print the materials. I would highly recommend talking to some fellow teachers and splitting the cost. I’ve done this with my grade level techers and a few others in the building.



Running Records

School is in full swing and I feel like I never sit down at school, let alone use the bathroom! Since the first full week at school I’ve been using running records to help me get an idea of my kids’ reading levels. One teacher in my building has paid for a subscription to Reading A to Z level readers which I am greatly thankful for.


This website has leveled books that you can print. There are also running records with comprehension questions to ask students. These are a quick way to identify the kids’ independent reading level.