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LOVE IT!! "Sorry about the laughter, volume, chaos and mess but we are learning here"

Thirsty for a good book? by vaknigh1, via Flickr

Nice graphic organizer for older students.

Thesis statement graphic organizer | BetterLesson

Teaching Informational Text with Magazines - Blog post with tips and strategies ... and a giveaway for a subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids

Critical Thinking Questions for Close Reading

Points to consider when studying a poem. Organizer Close reading Dabbleboard - A powerful and easy-to-use collaborative whiteboard

"...text dependent questions run the risk of creating teacher dependent students instead of strong, flexible readers."

Hello Literacy Reading Levels Correlation Chart {Aligned to Common Core Lexile Levels} FREE

50 Common Core Resources For Teachers

YoungTeacherLove: Reading and Summarizing Nonfiction: Coding the Text! An awesome strategy to help your kids break down nonfiction.

GREAT anchor chart!! Places worth stopping and thinking...talking...jotting

Evidence - cute visual reminders for students to cite evidence to support their answers - this can support both oral and written answers!

Teague's Tech Tricks - Summarization and Close Reading of Text