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3rd Grade Vocabulary Handbook

Print and copy a vocabulary handbook for each student easily! Included in this download: Units 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5.

Classroom Tools

4th Grade Vocabulary Handbook

Print and copy a vocabulary handbook for each student easily! Included in this download: Units 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5.

Classroom Tools

5th Grade Vocabulary Handbook

Print and copy a vocabulary handbook for each student easily! Included in this download: Units 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5.

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6th Grade Vocabulary Handbook

Print and copy a vocabulary handbook for each student easily! Included in this download: Units 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3.

Lesson Plans

Updated 6th Grade Lessons

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

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.

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.

Unit 4.1 Running Records

Running records can be used to determine what book to match students to during the book club time.  Here you will find running records for each of the book club books in this unit.  Learn about a student's accuracy, fluency, and comprehension while building rapport and trust.  This is just one of the assessment tools to be published in the assessment book coming soon! (Jan. '20)

Unit 5.1 Running Records

Running records can be used to determine what book to match students to during the book club time.  Here you will find running records for each of the book club books in this unit.  Learn about a student's accuracy, fluency, and comprehension while building rapport and trust.  This is just one of the assessment tools to be published in the assessment book coming soon! (Jan. '20)

Unit 6.1 Running Records

Running records can be used to determine what book to match students to during the book club time.  Here you will find running records for each of the book club books in this unit.  Learn about a student's accuracy, fluency, and comprehension while building rapport and trust.  This is just one of the assessment tools to be published in the assessment book coming soon! (Jan. '20)

Survey of Reading Interest

Use this quick survey to learn about your students' reading interest at the beginning of the year.  Follow up the survey with a Beginning of the Year Conference also available as a download.

Reading Conference Scripts

Talking with students regularly about the books they are reading both in class and at home has been proven to help increase student motivation and comprehension.  Use the following conference scripts to guide your discussion of fiction and nonfiction texts.  Use the Beginning of the Year Conference script after each student has completed the Survey of Reading Interest, which is also available as a download.

Links to all nonfiction articles and updated lesson plans.

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.