Thanks for visiting our blog hop! 🙂 I am the… Click here to visit the first stop at Mrs. Russell’s Classroom. I am super excited to share my August and September Close Reading and Text Evidence Units with you today! 🙂 The September Unit is modeled after the 2013 version. Last year, I did [Read More]
Happy Independence Day! I hope you all are enjoying time with your loved ones. I am trying my personal best to boom with creativity. Be sure to follow me on TpT, FB, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ for the big reveal! I have dozens of new units coming out! It’s so exciting, I’m going to burst! So, this is going to be short and [Read More]
Hi there! I’m finally back on track!!! There are two things for you in this post: a funny story about my kidnapping and a giveaway! Oh my goodness gracious! It’s been a while since my last post. I can get back on track now that summer is here and hopefully the pattern of neglecting to [Read More]
Hello Everybody! Here are my latest creations for April. Words can’t express how much I love designing these units. I hope that the amount of time and energy I put into my creations reflect my sincere passion. Enter to win one of these units by using the Rafflecopter entry submission below. Two people will be [Read More]
Here’s a quick freebie to celebrate the coming of spring. Click here to grab it on TpT! A big THANK YOU to Fern Smith and Charity Preston for all their hard work. Freebie Friday is a valuable resource to so many educators! Thank you for all you do!
A freebie to celebrate a beloved author on March 2nd. Modeled after my monthly close reading units. This passage is written at four different levels. It has three pages of questions. A writing connection piece, a graphic organizer, and a quick start guide. Click here or the image below to get it straight from Dropbox. [Read More]
Two years ago I attended a two-day seminar on Close Reading. Every Academic/Instructional Coach in my district attended this “Train the Trainer” session. This ignited the fire behind all of my Close Reading activities. I continue to learn thanks to gurus such as Tim Shanahan. March of 2013, was the first month I truly started [Read More]