Listening centers have always been one of my standard centers. Students are listening to a good model of fluent and expressive reading. An added bonus is the headphones. I love the magical effect that headphones have on my students. This post has links to fiction and non-fiction books read aloud. Plus free reading response pages.
This is a handy chart to easily convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR levels with grade level equivalencies as well as reading development stages. The color coding is a system I used to label my books in first grade and found it especially handy when I was a reading specialist.