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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!


  1. We are just beginning to work on Common Core and I am always on the look out for good resources from people who are teaching it now. I love your anchor chart on text dependent questions. I think It will be a great resource for me and for my students.

    1. Hey! I am so glad that you like them! Yes, we have been implementing the Common Core for about 3 years where I has been difficult trying to find and create resources that meet the standards, as I understand them. I am so glad that you think these will be helpful! Send me your email and I will send you the close reading pack!


  2. I am a homeschool educator. I used to teach at a public school. I would LOVE to utilize this packet with her during reading and writing time as part of our narrative and discussion lessons. I am very interested in your lesson plans as well. We started using graphic organizers during reading to help comprehend what she is reading and to help with research or writing stories. We use reading passages on a daily basis to help with comprehension, strategies, and other skills. I really like your graphic organizers and my daughter loves reading nonfiction passages and books. Thank you for the opportunity to win it! I tried following GFC. I was having issues for some reason so I will try again later. I have been having problems following GFC after using their free DNS server. Do you use Bloglovin'? My e-mail is already overloaded at this point so I won't be able to follow via email. I can be reached at tlm swt 2000 (at) msn (dot) com if we win this set.

  3. WOW!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed. I am a first year kindergarten teacher who has just reentered the teaching field after being gone 10 years, was home with my little ones.This is a packet that is very much needed by me. Common Core is so the unknown for me. I feel that with packet with so many resources for age appropriate literature could really help me transition into common core and CLOSE Reading. Running to grab my Lucky Penny!!

  4. Send me your email! You win! :)

    1. I think i sent it! Hope you enjoy~please join our blog (if you haven't already). :)

  5. This would be awesome! I am a new teacher and am always looking for new and exciting ways to build my lessons. Thank you for this opportunity!

  6. I am trying to help my Foundation class with comprehension after reading. My students read very well, but have trouble making sense of what they have read. I saw this on pintest and thought it looked like a great resource! was wondering if I could get a copy please? Any help would be great thank you Corrina