Close reading is a challenging technique to implement in the classroom, as it requires a delicate balance. I've tried to make close reading instruction easier with the help of these two no-prep close reading resources. They're ready for you to use right away, and they come with text dependent questions. Get all of the details about what these resources include and how you can implement them in your classroom in this post!

No-Prep Close Reading

I hope your students read real books and articles. I hope you facilitate close reading activities using those books. I hope your students are having lively

Every student needs a brain break now and then, and these fun and festive brain breaks are the perfect way to let them shake off the cobwebs while doing a fun game or activity with a holiday theme!

Christmas Brain Breaks!

Christmas: It’s not only the happiest time of year; it is also the most restless for many students. This holiday season, keep your students focused

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20 Christmas Writing Prompts

20 Writing Prompts for the Christmas Season The holiday season is so much fun, but of course you want your students to be engaged in

You have a go-to resource, but sometimes you're not sure which is better: task cards or worksheets. This chart will help you determine best times for use.

Task Cards vs. Worksheets

I love task cards! I have made a ton of task cards, and I feel really good about having them in my TpT store because

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Teacher Appreciation Freebie!

Hey there! I hope you are having an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week! Whatever they are doing for you (and I hope it is a bunch),

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Try Mystery Brain Breaks

This is one of my favorite ways to manage Brain Breaks during the school day. Not only does it add a degree of mystery your

9 Ways to Use Task Cards

Our guest blogger today is Mary, who comes to us from M Moore Educational Resources. She’s sharing nine ways to use task cards, which have

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