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5 Free Close Reading Ideas and Activities!

I just wanted to stop by and share some free close reading ideas and activities that I just love!   I wrote a blog post way back when that explains how I introduce my first graders to close reading and how happy I become every year when it finally *clicks*! My young students learn to […]

Interactive Read Aloud Lessons!

Interactive read aloud, do you do it?! In my first grade classroom I used to have the class sit down after lunch/recess and I would read them some of my favorite books – Junie B., Flat Stanley, etc. It was a time to calm down, enjoy a good book, and get ready for an afternoon […]