We need more time during the day to teach reading! I hear this almost weekly. One way to find more time is to embed Social Studies into your literacy routines. You can choose non-fiction, content books from the leveled bookroom. Your small group instruction can be about fluency and social studies!
Here is a great resource with 7 Ideas for Embedding Social Studies Into Literacy Routines. I especially like the ideas for studying biographies from Biography Projects from Mrs. Renz.
All of this is found on "The Cornerstone, " a collection of interrelated print and online resources that make your teaching life more effective, efficient, and enjoyable." The creator is Angela Watson. Wonderful!