FREE Close Read Download~ This short, easy-to-understand explanation of close reading instruction really helps clarify the process and reasons behind the approach. This is the best, short-and-simple resource related to this important CCSS mandate that I've found, so far! Check it out @ http://wwwatanabe.blogspot.com/2013/04/close-read-complex-text-and-annotate.html
mp3 readings you can download and link to printable book here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16436/16436-h/16436-h.htm I usually put together seasonal cds for my kids songs,stories and poems. It's great for in the car and bedtime. The kids learn as they enjoy.
Fascinating and fun nonfiction story task cards to help your kids master Making Inferences. Two differentiated levels of information-filled, kid-friendly stories, questions, vocabulary lists and extension for ALL of your students. Lots of teacher support includes complete lesson plan, extension activities and more. $
I designed this little bundle as a center or a file-folder game, but it can just as easily be used a paired work or independent work. The students will manipulate the sentence strips and connecting word cards to form compound sentences and then write them on the recording sheet.