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Great Interactive Reader's Notebook- requires very little cutting and gluing during small group reading time- 4 sections- great way to keep students organized and accountable for their reading

This post is full of great ideas about Close Reading based on the book "Falling in Love with Close Reading".

Close Reading

Close Reading in a first grade classroom! What it looks like and a freebie to try it out.

Sight Word Practice - Lots of great ideas for teaching sight words and writing sentences!

Struggling Readers Series: 10 Things Struggling Readers Need ~ from phonics instruction, fluency, and comprehension strategies to kinds of texts we should choose for them | This Reading Mama

Phrases for Homework BUNDLE: includes Pre-Primer, Primer and first grade sight words! Great unit to use with beginning readers as well as struggling readers in higher classes!

It's always helpful to see a great guided reading lesson! This is a good one!

One Stop Teacher Shop Blog: A post about Reading Strategy Cards! Just LOVE these!!!

Whisper phones: student and teacher sizes! Differentiation Station Creations: Fluency Phones With No Prep

TEACHERS! This is a great video explaining different parts of a non-fiction book: headings, sub-headings, captions, diagrams, glossary, the difference between fiction and non-fiction etc. The video is 6:32 long.

Text features for non-fiction, somewhat color-coded (tee-hee). First grade anchor chart.

One of the handouts detailing the Close Reading process in two of The Teacher Next Door's resources: Close Reading Using Informational Text and Task Cards: Close Reading Questions for Teachers.

Lets Get Close With a Book: Close Reading One of my favorite books! I read it every year.

Days of the Week Cut & Paste reader {FREE}

This is a prediction pail I use when introducing a new story. Click to download my free Prediction printable for the pail.

Theme: This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity.

Close Reading Anchor Chart