So, if you have not heard about "close reading" and the CCSS, you probably have been under a rock; however, what it is and how you can make it part of your teaching has remained fuzzy for many of us. But now, that will change, if you link up!
Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts have a new book coming out soon, Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts–And Life. So to celebrate, they are doing a "7-week blogger community conversation about close reading practices and our classrooms." This is the "button" they are using to indicate a link.