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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

November 30, 2017

Gingerbread House STEAM Activity: Math Connections for Grades 1–8

If you are like me, you are wracking your brain for a holiday-themed STEAM activity for your class. There are several possibilities for non-religious themes. I have looked through many of the ideas: cutting out snowflakes, decorating trees, making paper strip stars, etc., but the one I like the best is constructing a gingerbread house out of graham crackers. Gingerbread houses are part of many holiday traditions and associated with winter, so it is a reasonably safe choice for most classes.

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September 26, 2016

3 Quadrilateral Activities to Learn the Names of Quadrilaterals

Here are some quadrilateral activities that you can use in your first through third grade classes as well as some advice about how to use them. After a quick review of what students need to know about the names of quadrilaterals, I am sharing with you 1) a story book that you can use during your reading class, 2) a word list for quad- and quart- that you can use to design a vocabulary activity, and 3) a download for students using straws or other manipulatives.

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