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reading & writing bins


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Rourke's Common Core State Standards Reading Bins feature a diverse collection of fiction and informational texts for independent reading. Each 100 book Reading Bin collection contains:
• Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars
• High Interest children's books
• Standards-based science, math, and social studies titles
• Teacher's Guide with reading comprehension and vocabulary lesson suggestions
• Graphic organizers and reproducibles

Rourke’s Writing Bins for Lucy Calkin’s units of study are also available and feature the following:
• K-5 Collection of 100 Mentor Texts
• Teacher’s resource and reproducibles

Explore the many benefits of Reading Bins and Writing Bins.


Each 100-book Reading Bin collection has the Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars for the grade level and a collection of fiction and informational text titles.

Each Common Core State Standards Reading Bin includes a Teacher's Guide that has a complete section for fiction and a complete section for nonfiction. Each section includes teaching strategies, mini-lessons, conferencing prompts, read aloud suggestions, and student reproducibles that correlate to the Common Core State Standards.

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What's Included...

  • Reading Bins
  • Grade level CCSS Text Exemplars
  • 1 Teacher Resource CD that includes: Conferencing, Techniques, Discussion Prompts for Read Alouds, Mini-lessons, Reading Response Journal Prompts and Reproducibles, Book Report Ideas, and more
  • Book Bins for Organizing Materials
  • Classroom Poster of Comprehension Strategies
  • Bookmarks
  • Writing Bins
  • 50 Mentor Texts for Grades K-2
  • 50 Mentor Texts for Grades 3-5
  • Teacher's Resources and Reproducible
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