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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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April 11, 2018

3 Coordinate Plane Activities and Coordinate Plane Word Problems, Grades 5–6

Coordinate plane activities are fun for students. I find that they enjoy the visual aspect of identifying coordinates and creating shapes using those coordinates. In this post I will be sharing three coordinate plane activities that focus on coordinate plane word problems from the Progress in Mathematics series for Grades 5 and 6.

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March 5, 2018

[FREE] March Madness Math Worksheets, Grades 1–6

Let students get in on the bracket battle fun with this March Madness math game! Students will use knowledge of place value to compare numbers, and with a bit of luck hopefully advance to the final round of the Math Madness Bracket Battle.

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February 12, 2018

Winter Olympic Math Activities for Elementary Students

Are you and your students excited for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games? Celebrate the Winter Olympic Games in your classroom with captivating fluency board games!

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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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