Stupendous Story Elements Grab this 34 page FREE packet to use when teaching story elements (character, setting, problem and solution) in your classroom. Many of the worksheets/graphic organizers can be used for any text.
Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.
Guided reading skill: I enjoyed reading this site because she explained basic worksheets are also good. This worksheet has questions in which students read their books first and then explain what they read.