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

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Apps to Reach All Readers

I’m Marion from Mentoring in the Middle, and I’m delighted to be guest blogging on Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom!  Rachel was one of the

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It’s a Mystery to Me!

Today, we’re welcoming Sharon from Classroom in the Middle! She’s sharing her ideas on a combined reading and writing unit with a mysteries theme. Are the finer

What's your favorite comprehension question? You've never thought about it, have you?! Get your students thinking with this great comprehension question!

My Favorite Comprehension Question

Welcome back to Minds In Bloom! Today’s guest blogger is Carrie of My Book Boost, and she’s sharing her favorite comprehension question to ask her

How are your students' inferencing skills? I'm guessing they aren't great, since many students struggle with making inferences. Our guest blogger shares about her "Think Deep Thursday" strategy, where she zeroes in on inferences and helps her students infer successfully!

Thinking Deep with Inferencing

Hi y’all! It’s Katie “Texas” from Rock and Teach. I’m a fourth grade teacher in the great state of Texas. I’m so excited to be

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