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Money and Close Reading Activities

Show me the MONEY!  My students have been identifying coins and their values all week long and these introductory money activities have been just perfect for my first graders. You can see more money activities here. Over during reader’s workshop we have been focusing on close reading!! I wrote a whole post about close reading […]

Close Reading in 1st Grade & A Freebie

Close reading. Ya heard of it?! My old district and new district have been all about it since adopting the Common Core.   When I was first trained in close reading, I thought, HA! Nice try, in my most sarcastic voice. I didn’t see how this could possibly apply to my little first graders. I […]