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Common Core Close Reading Lessons

A group board for grades K-12. Any lesson that gets kids to slow down, reread, and critically think about what they are reading, whether fiction or nonfiction.

FREE! Help your students understand how President Obama uses historical allusions to achieve his purpose in his second inaugural address.

Good readers do several things simultaneously in order to understand what they read.

The Lucky Bag Horror Sale from June 20th at my TpT store. About 50% off a large collection of my multimedia for literacy products on the topic of horror. Included are; The Raven comic book, both sets of picture prompts and the 'Gothic Horror' multi media introduction set. Check out my site for more details. This product is available for two days only!

Check out our brochure for A Common Sense Guide for Teaching Common Core Literacy.

If you are a teacher in one of the states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards and you are looking for something that will help you implement the new standards in your classroom, then this book is for you.

Little Bird Kindergarten Video Blog Post: They are not kinder kids anymore...

Butterfly Life Cycle Common Core centers, activites, oral language, writing and math, informational text... they will love it!

Close Reading (SAMPLE PAGE) Students use these tracking sheets to keep track of where they found important facts. Several templates included

Close Reading For Kindergarten & First Grade: Quarter 3 Winter Bundle (3 Informational Passages, 1 Literary Passage, and 1 Poem) all with multiple writing extensions, vocabulary cards and write around the room.