What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as “the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately.”
Brain Breaks! Here is a great site for brain breaks.
This link has resources for grades 3-5. It has book titles that support the Comprehension Strategies.
This website has a plethora of resources including one page passages that could be used for Close Reading and/or assessments. All the passages are aligned to Common Core Standards. Along with the passages you will find a variety of graphic organizers for students to track their thinking.
https://grade3commoncoremath.wikispaces.hcpss.org/- Resources for teachers and parents
https://smart.wikispaces.hcpss.org/SMART+Pages- Resources for parents
https://investigations.terc.edu/families/- Math resources for parents
http://www.cgcs.org/Domain/36- ELA roadmap for parents
http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244- Math roadmap for parents
http://www.pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2909- Guides for parents on the common core