It's getting CRAZY!

With the introduction of the Common Core our curriculum has become a bit muddy.
I have a good understanding of what I am supposed to be doing, but the materials and resources just aren't being provided to us. Anyone else feel like this where they work? So I wanted to put together materials that I could go to each month that would cover everything soup to nuts! This is how "Crazy About Reading" was born. This little number has everything!
Let's take a peek inside!!
Here's the "Table of Contents"!
I think I've got it {mostly} covered!
Here's an up close look!

"Crazy About Reading" kept my class so engaged this week!
We got a lot of great practice in.
Inside you'll find 5 "Super Sorting" activities.
There are 10....yup 10!...close reads.
There are 5 fiction and 5 non-fiction.
They have multiple choice questions which prompt students to search for evidence within the text.
They also have a separate page for short answers which is great writing practice! 
And who doesn't love some poetry?!?
Kids love these and they are wonderful for fluency practice!
They so enjoy reading them over and over.
And that's what we want them to do, right? Keep on reading!
Not to be biased or anything, but here's my favorite part!
I love these little plays complete with puppets!
The simply color, cut and tape on a craft stick.
Then their characters can come alive. 
Up next we have lots of great work with sentences.
Here's a "Scrambled Sentence" complete with Elsa of course!
And finally what I know my kids ALWAYS need-
phonics work and parts of speech practice.
Here's a little peekaboo at two of the sheets =)
I made you all a fun little sampler pack of the activities in this pack!
Click the cover to grab.
Want the whole enchilada??
Click this cover to grab!
You can now grab Crazy About Reading{THE BUNDLE}!
It's growing so you can buy now and save oodles!
Click the cover to grab!
Thanks so much for reading!
I sincerely hope this product is a great compliment to your ELA time!
Linking up over at Five for Friday today!


  1. This looks great! Love the plays :) I will definitely download the preview, have a great weekend!

  2. This looks great! I'm really trying to start close reading and this looks like it will really help! Thank you for your hard work!

  3. Where exactly do I collect the whole enchilada? I am always ready to eat enchiladas with you (if you are cooking).

    This looks fabulous!

    :) Tania
    My Second Sense

  4. Not providing the materials... Always the downside of having to meet the district needs/wants. They tell you you need to do this and that, but figure it out on your own it seems. Great packet you created! Will save the link for future use. :)

    Fishing for Education Blog

  5. You're amazing and so is this packet of awesomeness!!!

    First Grade Smiles


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