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Curriculum Review

Look Inside the Unit Guides

Look inside the grade 3-6 Unit guides for read-aloud and book clubs.  Table of contents, sample lessons, vocabulary handbook and student samples.

Classroom Tools

3rd Grade Resources

Here are resources you'll need for the third grade scope and sequence.

Includes vocabulary handbooks, label and highlighting directions, nonfiction articles, and more!

Classroom Tools

4th Grade Resources

Here are resources you'll need for the fourth grade scope and sequence.

Includes vocabulary handbooks, label and highlighting directions, nonfiction articles, and more!

Classroom Tools

5th Grade Resources

Here are resources you'll need for the fifth grade scope and sequence.

Includes vocabulary handbooks, label and highlighting directions, nonfiction articles, and more!

Classroom Tools

6th Grade Resources

Here are resources you'll need for the sixth grade scope and sequence.

Includes vocabulary handbooks, label and highlighting directions, nonfiction articles, and more!

Lesson Plans

Updated 6th Grade Lessons

We have updated some of the lessons for sixth grade units due to downed links.

Assessment

Reading Guides for Virtual Assessment

Reading Guides which were well researched in the 80's are back with virtual learning! Use them as an EXIT TICKET after students have listened to the read-aloud lessons. Learn students' strengths and weaknesses, and catch misconceptions. Quick, simple, and fun!

Fillable PDF makes it easy to share!

Assessment

Reading Motivation Questionnaire - Fillable Form

Fillable PDF forms make it easy to learn about students' reading motivation at the beginning of the school year, even during virtual learning.  Details about how to administer and use this assessment are provided in the Assessment and Intervention Guide for the Read Side by Side Reading Program.  Purchase in the store: shop.readsidebyside.com/collections/by-the-unit

 

Assessment

Interest Survey - Fillable Form

Fillable PDF forms make it easy to learn about students' reading interest at the beginning of the school year, even during virtual learning.  Details about how to administer and use this assessment are provided in the Assessment and Intervention Guide for the Read Side by Side Reading Program.  Purchase in the store: shop.readsidebyside.com/collections/by-the-unit

Assessment

Appendix Items from the Assessment and Intervention Guide

Looking for assessment tools?  Find them here!

  • Reading Motivation Questionnaire and Scoring Guide
  • Survey of Reading Interest
  • Conference Scripts
  • Percentile Sorting Sheet
  • Running Record Cover Sheet
  • Record-Keeping Form
  • Single-Point Rubric
  • Checklists
  • Holistic Rubrics
  • Mini-Lesson Extension Template

These resources are NEW and updated to current research and standards.  Classroom tested!

Assessment

Running Records for Book Club Titles

Assess students' accuracy, fluency, and comprehension with running records for each of the book club books in the Read Side by Side Reading Program.  

Classroom Tools

Genre Posters

All of our genre posters on one page for your convenience!

Classroom Tools

C. I. A. & Plot Line Posters

The 4 Quadrant posters and the plot line poster on one page for your convenience! 

Classroom Tools

Quadrant Reading Log

Want to help your students use the C. I. A. Approach at home while keeping them accountable for nightly reading? This simplified reading log helps students stay engaged with learning.

Classroom Tools

Glossary of Literary Terms

From the word ‘analogy’ to the word ‘theme’ this glossary will help you and your students navigate the many terms used in connection with the Read Side by Side Reading Program.

Book Lists

Favorite Series Books for Grades 3-6

Looking for books for students to read on their own that are high interest, organized by reading level, and match the authors and topics in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?  Here's our list of favorites!

October 2 2018

NCTE 2018 Conference

Read Side by Side takes our vendor booth on the road to the NCTE 2018 conference in Houston, Texas! This conference caters to middle school and high school English teachers. We plan to entice them into our booth with the tagline—“Middle School Ready!”

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Testimonial

Kristin Dewitte
Administrator, Seattle, WA

I have never seen a program work for native children and children of color the way this program does.  It is a culturally responsive, gap closing curriculum.

Marie Morse
Administrator, Worcester, MA

We love the program and the growth we are seeing in our students.

Hillary Cullen
3rd Grade Teacher, Sunnyside, WA

This program sets the bar for reading instruction.  It truly enables our students to fall in love with reading again.

Haley Maxfield
3rd Grade Teacher, Deer Park, WA

I am so excited about this program because my students are begging me to read!  I have never experienced this with any other curriculum.

Lindsay Buff
4th Grade Teacher, Everett, WA

The C. I. A. Approach allows readers of all levels to access texts with rich vocabulary and plot.  With this program, I am better able to serve my students.

Shelby Liesing
5th Grade Teacher, Mukilteo, WA

I have watched this program turn poor readers into strong readers.  Students that once told me they hated reading now can’t wait till we begin book groups.  Thank you for being willing to put out a program that allows students to fall in love with reading and understand what it is they are reading.

Melissa Petersen
Teacher, Toppenish, WA

I use this program with my special education students and have witnessed the success and joy it gives them.

Ellen Tennis
Homeschool Teacher & Parent

This method is wonderful for homeschooling parents because the units are scripted out, and the path to independence is clear.

Plus-Plus Tutoring

The C. I. A. units of study offer a research-based approach to reading comprehension that has resulted in various success stories. There is no other process that utilizes and combines numerous reading strategies in order to meet the needs of students on all reading levels.