You've probably already heard (and maybe already made your first round of purchases), but just in case you haven't, TPT is having their huge back to school sale! Most products are 28% off after entering the code BTW14 at checkout (20% from the store and 10% from TPT). I spent all of the rest of my July sales last night on two products, but I think they will be more than worth it!!
Ideas by Jivey is another amazing resource for upper grades, and I already have all of her mentor sentences. She created lessons to go with ALL of her mentor texts that will last through th year! I am SO excited about this and need to start choosing which books I'll use with which grades so I can keep it going for a while!
And here are some of my top recommendations from my own store:
These literacy centers are very popular with my kids. They don't even think about how they're really doing "work". I have lots of these packs, but this I'd one of my newest!
And don't forget my new bundles by skill that each include 12 centers to last all year! I have them in my store for Main Idea, Cause and Effect, Fact and Opinion, and Synonyms and Antonyms.