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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

June 7, 2018

37 Math Early Finisher Activities for Elementary Students

One of the challenges we all face in the classroom is finding activities for students who finish early. This is an important topic because we know what happens when kids end up with extra time in class with nothing to do! If students are getting bored, they can find all kinds of ways to get themselves into trouble. In this article you will find 37 free early finisher worksheets that will engage students in mathematical learning.

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May 28, 2018

3 Little Pigs STEM/STEAM Lesson Plan Template, Grades 5–6

Engaging struggling students is a important and productive undertaking in every classroom. I am excited to share with you today a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) lesson that connects to the language arts curriculum. I designed this STEM lesson plan template that students will love, based on “The Three Little Pigs” fairy tale. 

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May 23, 2018

Math Survey Questions for Teachers – Evaluation Forms for Principals and Coaches

In this article, you will find three ways that principals and math coaches can get feedback from mathematics teachers. We will be looking at math survey questions for teachers, principal evaluation forms for teachers, and conversation prompts. In addition, you will find free printable teacher feedback surveys that can be used to survey teaching departments and curriculum/school evaluation forms that can be used by principals and coaches to survey a variety of educational stakeholders.

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May 15, 2018

Composing and Decomposing Shapes in K–2 [Includes Decomposing Worksheets]

Playing with pattern blocks, tangrams, and other manipulatives in order to create new shapes can be fun for early elementary students. In addition to being fun, there are many important concepts that students can develop while working to build and decompose shapes. This article discusses the concepts that can be developed, the kind of vocabulary students use to develop these concepts, and some tools you can use to help students build these ideas. The download that accompanies this post is a decomposing shapes worksheet with an answer key that you can use with your students today.

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May 8, 2018

Relationship Between Addition and Subtraction in Grade 1– Algebraic Thinking Worksheets

In this article, you'll discover how to help students develop an understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction! These algebraic thinking worksheets will assist you with the primary goal of initiating algebraic thinking—the relationship between addition and subtraction—in the early grades.

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May 2, 2018

Adding Fractions Using Models Worksheets, Grades 4 & 5

This post and its related worksheets provide you with materials to help your students with visual representation of adding fractions using models, such as number lines and fraction strips. 

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