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New Primary Resources from the Amazing Jodie Black

Are you a kindergarten teacher? Do you know a kindergarten teacher? Jodie Black, author of Start to Write and Start Common Core Writing, has written four new lesson sequences called Start Close Reading. These lessons rely on popular mentor texts, align with Common Core State Standards and comprehensively express fundamentals of Core Knowledge.

During these lessons your students will participate in Close Readings and re-tellings of the mentor texts. The lessons include ideas for both class books and products and individual student books and products. Two sequences are based on non-fiction texts to cover the rigor necessary for Common Core. Two of the sequences are based on quality literary fiction to cover the literature standards of Common Core. Your students will read and write broadly throughout these sequences.

These lesson packages are only $5.00 each and are available at Jodie's website. Click on "Start Close Reading" button or click here to directly go to that page where you freely see one of her sample lessons.

Jodie Black

Kindergarten Teacher (30 years)

M.Ed. Elementary Education

Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher Consultant (former Co-director)

National Board Certified Teacher (2021)


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