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Task cards are highly effective and fun for kids. Get task cards for reading strategies, ELA, math and more!

Do your students' families ask how they can help their students with reading? This one-page handout is sure to help! Now with a poster set too to encourage your students to think while they read and assist with reader's response entries!

Task Cards 101

Corkboard Connections: Task Cards 101 - Guest blog post by Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom with strategies for using task cards in your classroom.

How to Implement Close Reading in Science {Freebie Included

Using a close reading strategy in science is a perfect way for students to comprehend difficult science text and deepen their understanding. This post breaks down how to use close reading with any science text and has a FREE science passage with close reading steps to try it out in your classroom..

Higher-Level Thinking Lesson Plans and Printables for Any Book

Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students! Free Resource for your classroom! Rachel Lynette has my idea posted on her blog! 1. Lesson Plans for any book (2 pages) 2. List of Character Traits for student notebooks (2 pages) 3. Possible Themes poster or printable 4. Evidence Web 5. Critique Questions (2 pages) 6. Reasoning Web 7. Example questions 8. Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES