If only I taught reading: Use paint swatches to give to students as bookmarks. As they read a book, they get a hole punched. It is also a good goal setter: They can try to read that many books per month. (Good way to track books the kids finish at home)
This winter book list for children provides many story books that can be used with a thematic unit over seasons. Students can read these stories or poems and then do a writing activity in response to the literature.