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.
Exit slips, you give students a quick prompt at the end of class (or for elementary, at the end of the day or the end of a subject). Then the students have just a couple minutes to write an answer and turn it in.
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
(((PERFECT for my writing center! AND we can use them in the library when they are finished!))) The Centered School Library: Shelf Talker Lesson I've done this with my students last year and they really enjoyed it! Great lesson too!