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Thursday, March 27, 2014


I cannot believe that our Spring Break is almost over.  Geez!  Seems like it just began.  I know when you get back to school, your kiddos will be excited to share all about what they did, who they saw, and how much they missed you.  Channel that excitement into a fun writing activity....and Susan and I have just the outlet for you!!!  Click HERE to get your FREE copy!  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Susan and I have a WONDERFUL treat for you!  Here is a close reading pack for beginners! It has everything you will need to get you started!! There are many wonderful pages that describe what close reading is...many graphic organizers to help you implement...and some lesson plans for 4 weeks using some common mentor texts (Mrs. Wishy Washy, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, The Enormous Watermelon, and The Little Red Hen).

Graphic Organizers Located Inside:
Asking Questions
Story Map (Generic)
Lesson Learned
Main Idea and Key Details
Character Analysis
Non-Fiction (3 different ones)

In this large pack you will also find 4 weeks (4 days each) of detailed close reading lesson plans using a mentor text.

This pack is aligned to the Common Core State Standards with a complete list located inside. 

I think you will love this pack!!

Here is the fun part......I am WILLING to GIVE this pack away to 2 LUCKY followers (I don't have that many sooooo....your chances are pretty good!  Just post a comment about how you would use it and I will let a 3rd party pick 2 numbers...if it's win!  Just make sure you leave an email address! 

As  can find your own RIGHT HERE!!!
Here are a few photos for you!