Hi everyone! I'm new to this thread but I find it extremly helpful and I lurk all the time I currently live in New York but my boyfriend and I are trying to move to North Carolina. I had a phone interview with a school in the Charlotte school district this morning and they offered me to come down to their school a week from tomorrow to teach a lesson to a class of 24 fifth graders on anything in literacy. I am in desperate need of a super, awesome, amazing lesson. I know that they like Lucy Calkins (although I know she has more to do with writing I want my lesson to have to do with reading and writing I think). This is SOOO important to me as I REALLY want to move there, have been trying for a while, and this is my chance. Any and all help would be much appreciated!