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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WOW Wednesday

Welcome to WOW Wednesday!! Some days I seem to have all the great ideas, then the rest of the month happens. So I thought this would be a great opportunity for all my super creative and amazing friends to share their best ideas! So to start this linky party off, this is the 5th Wednesday so please link up any great idea you have had for the month of January! It can be a great bulletin board, a fun lesson, great organization idea, anything you were proud of!! Share it here!!

So here is my attempt at a great idea! I am loving using close reading in my class! My most recent CLOSE reading was about Groundhogs. I love these for 2 reasons. First the kids love them. The feel like such big kids highlighting and annotating text. This is also great practice for them to learn how to answer text dependent questions. The other reason I love these is because I have received numerous compliments. These have been from coworkers, my principal, my assistant superintendent, and other district office team members. Come on you all know compliments are the little bonus we get!
After we do the close reading and highlighting and annotating then we do all the extra activities to reinforce the vocabulary and concepts in the passage. I am working on this all Tuesday & Wednesday and will try to update the pictures after!
So please copy the picture above and link it back to this page. Then ad your link below! We are asking you to follow the rule of 3(I think this is Farleys rule) with this rule you need to go comment on a person or 2 that posted before you and a person or 2 that posted a link after you.
Much Love Autumn & Ruth


  1. This is such a fun linky party! Thank you for setting it up!

  2. This is a great idea! My goal after finishing this marking period is to focus on Close Readings at least once a week. Thanks for the ideas! I love the way you organized it and I can't wait to see what comes next!!

  3. I love this linky party! My kids are slowly but surely getting the hang of close reading! Thanks so much for setting this up and for inviting me to be a part of it! :) :)

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting a great linky! Thanks also for giving me the idea to post about my Chart Paper Stand!