John Branyan - The Three Little Pigs- Fun video for showing text complexity. Perfect for teacher trainings to demonstrate difference in texts. You can even buy the picture book for use in your classroom.
Douglas Fisher-The CCSS require that students read closely as they provide evidence and justification for their answers.
Writing objectives. How to use a semicolon. This teacher's blog is amazing. I saw so many ideas for high school English class ideas for writing objectives for instance no one can write the word said in class for a week.
Class Compliments~ This free resource has a cover page for the end of the year. There's a character trait list, "how to give a compliment" anchor chart, and sheets for kids to write compliments to one another.