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“The Close Reading Companions are much clearer to follow...not only for the kids, but for me. I am not wasting as much time muddling through the TRS. We are at first year implementation...I need as much time as I can get and everything we are doing is new to the kids. Plus, I’m not digging around in the weekly presentations to find the graphic organizers, only to find boxes to fill in without lines. And the “Apply It!” section...my favorite thing! Your Close Reading Companions simply make sense.”
“My students absolutely love our Big Cheese weekly writing. I have seen tremendous growth in their writing and I feel confident this resource has helped. This is such a fun way to learn how to write a five-paragraph essay.”
“I used these to engage my students with the text. They focus on the skill verses just reading and answering multiple choice questions at the end of the unit. These activities help my students pinpoint the finer parts of the story. I love to see my students reading the text and underlining the evidence to answer each question.”
“There are truly no words about how incredible this resource is! I love the aspects that students walk through their thinking, the self checking piece as well as the "conferencing" piece where students can directly tell me their struggle. This is worth EVERY penny!”