Please welcome Brian and Eric of Wise Guys! Today they share with us how they are meeting informational text standards in their classrooms. Thanks guys! Informational text has become a major focus under the Common Core Standards. As classroom teachers, it is our goal to help our students become proficient in reading and writing informational text. Below are our top five ways we accomplish this
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I just wanted to direct your attention to this awesome post from my blogging buddy, Anna DiGillio at Simply Skilled in Second Grade. She created a simple and clever way to use task cards in interactive notebooks! Not only that, but you can also download a free template from her post! Picture Credit: Anna DiGillio Please head over and take a peek. I am sure
You are in for a treat today! We have a simple and effective idea for teaching what the equal sign means from Jen of Beyond Traditional Math. Every day we have a daily math review, where I change up the problems based on the needs of my class. We’ve been working on some pre-algebraic thinking, which is not easy for third graders. Here is the
Please welcome Devon of Teach with Fergy. Today he shares how he has survived and thrived as a teacher. Be sure to check out his fun science activities on his website, as well. I’ve been teaching for a few years now, and there have been many ups and downs. There were times when my class would get out of hand, or there would be
Please welcome Caitlin of The Room Mom. Today, she shares how she has guided her students to choose that one special book that leads them into being vivacious readers. Be sure to check out her book suggestion path down below. Thanks so much, Caitlin! It only takes one perfect book to get a child hooked on reading. I like to call this book the gateway book.
A few weeks ago I was asked to submit a guest post about my success on Teachers Pay Teachers for Edutopia. It was published yesterday and you can find it here. The goal was to give a brief description of TpT and some ideas about how to get started as a seller. If you found the post helpful and/or interesting, I would be thrilled if you
Please welcome Katherine Fountain of Engaging a Creative Classroom. She has shared an awesome list of iPad apps that engage students in an authentic learning experience. Thanks for sharing with us today, Katherine! In the past few years, the number of iPads in classrooms has grown exponentially. They are a relatively inexpensive way for schools to get technology into the hands of students. There are