Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This freebie includes a close reading poster, 3 graphic organizers (one for each read), and a set of 6 "Talk Time" discussion prompt cards.
Applying for college: this article tells how to fill out the basic application but focuses more on the essay. many schools require you to do a writing prompt before you get in. there can also be an application fee for college