Shark Week Blog Hop!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love! Even if you're not in school, definitely make sure to 'Swim' through these amazing posts and grab these amazing freebies for later! 


So what do I have for you today?  ;)  

This is an example of one of my Close Read Quickies!  They are designed to be used for an entire week.  I struggle getting in all of the pieces of a close read in one sitting, so in my classroom - we do it piece by piece!  Each student gets one copy of the story and on the back, the questions.  That's all they need for the entire week!  Each day they complete the close read step stated on the right side of the paper.  By Friday, they have read the story 3 times, completed a graphic organizer, answered text based evidence questions, and even done a response to text!  And each day it only takes 5-7 minutes to complete.  That's why I call them quickies! ;)

fintastic freebie

If you're in LOVE with this quick read quickie and want more - make sure to check out my TpT store.  Right now (July, 2015), I only have my animals pack (8 different close reads to use throughout the year), but I'm currently working on many other themed packets for you to use throughout the year whenever you need them!  :)  (If you have a specific topic you'd like, let me know!) To check out the animals packet, click on the adorable tiger photo below!  

Be sure to go for a swim and visit Primary Inspiration for your next freebie!

Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a jawesome freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12  : )


  1. Ciera, I love the idea of these close reading quickies! I teach fifth, but I have a group of low readers each year who are in need of a resource like this, especially at the beginning of the year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Mrs O Knows

  2. I love these. This will be great to use at the beginning of the year. Thanks so much!

  3. These are fabulous! What about some science topics? (Plants, soil, forces, structures) :)

  4. The daily question is such a great way to quickly fit in repeated reads and thinking about the same text! I love these (and they got lots of love on my Facebook page!) Thank you so much for joining in :)


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