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Problem-solving is a critical skill for success in math, and it's one that we can all help our students practice. For many students, word problems are daunting. They dread story problems and find the prospect of working on them overwhelming. And let's face it, sometimes word problem activities can be dull and tedious for both ... Read More about 5 Ways to Keep Math Problem Solving Practice Fun & Engaging for Students The post 5 Ways to Keep Math Problem Solving Practice Fun & Engaging
Presidents Day is a great chance to help your students learn more about the history and importance of the US presidency. Why not incorporate some videos into your lessons to make learning this topic fun and engaging? YouTube has a fantastic selection of educational content that can help bring the presidency alive for your students ... Read More about 5 Must-See Videos to Bring Presidents Day to Life in Your Classroom The post 5 Must-See Videos to Bring Presidents Day to Life in Your Classroom ap
Word problems can be a real challenge for students of all ages. While some learners quickly grasp the concepts and transfer these skills to multi-step word problems, others struggle with even the most straightforward, basic word problems. As teachers, we must understand why this is so to help students succeed. In this blog post, we'll ... Read More about Here’s Why Your Students Struggle with Word Problems…And What to Try The post Here’s Why Your Students Struggle with Word Pro
Picture books are a great way to introduce the history and accomplishments of America’s presidents. It can also spark meaningful conversations about the office of the Presidency. To help you pick out the perfect read-aloud book, I've gathered a list of some favorite picture books about presidents Lincoln and Washington. I've also included several options ... Read More about 10 Must-Read Picture Books to Bring American History to Life in Your Classroom on Presidents’ Day The post 10 Must-Re
Are you a teacher looking to boost your professional development without breaking the bank? Look no further! In this post, I've compiled a list of Kindle ebooks perfect for educators looking to grow their skills and knowledge. From practical tips and techniques to inspiring stories and ideas, these ebooks offer a wealth of resources for ... Read More about Budget-Friendly Professional Development: Low-Cost or Free Kindle Ebooks for Teachers The post Budget-Friendly Professional Development: Low-
Are you looking for ways to make your Stone Fox novel study more engaging and interactive? One great way to do this is by incorporating book-themed STEM challenges! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenges are hands-on activities that allow students to apply what they have learned in a fun and meaningful way. By incorporating ... Read More about 5 Fun STEM Challenges to Do During Your Stone Fox Novel Study The post 5 Fun STEM Challenges to Do During Your Stone Fox Novel Study
Need engaging math activities this November? You need these fall math centers activities! This set is perfect for third grade math students to practice rounding and estimation using engaging turkey themed math activities. This set is packed with the perfect math centers activities! See everything included and grab yours today!
Engage students in writing activities with this Thanksgiving themed writing activities set! Take students from brainstorming with graphic organizers to creating their final writing draft in this mini unit. This writing activity can be used during whole group instruction, for emergency sub plans, or as centers. Use the final products as a class display! See everything included and grab this Thanksgiving writing activity today!
Looking for engaging Thanksgiving activities that are no prep? This Thanksgiving pennant craft is perfect for busy classrooms of students in upper elementary grades! Not only does the finished product make a great display during November in your classroom or hallway, but it will help students share how thankful they are and is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving. See everything included and grab yours today!
The perfect no-prep Veterans Day activity for elementary students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or 4th grade! This writing activity is the best poetry activity to do after teaching students about veterans day. After students are finished use them as a November bulletin board! Check out everything included in this set and grab yours today.
It is hard to believe the holiday season is just around the corner. It's also hard to believe a quarter of the school year has already passed. By this point in the year, you've likely built a solid classroom community and know your students well. This can make it an extra fun time to incorporate ... Read More about November Activities & Ideas for Busy Teachers The post November Activities & Ideas for Busy Teachers appeared first on Differentiated Teaching.
Engage your students during math with these differentiated place value worksheets! Easily differentiate for your third and fourth grade students using these place value activities. Students practice converting numbers between forms, comparing and ordering using place value, money skills, and logical thinking using place value concepts. See everything included and grab these math activities today!
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell will be the perfect book to inspire even your most reluctant readers! Every page contains so much adventure and excitement that students will never want to put the book down. This novel works great as a whole-class novel study, as a read-aloud for younger learners, or in ... Read More about How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study The post How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study appeared first on Differentiated Teaching.
Grab your free daily math review for 4th grade students! If you're looking for short, consistent math practice activities that will help your students build confidence these daily 4th grade math review activities for fourth grade math are perfect! In just 15 minutes each day students will review 4th grade math standards w/ engaging daily math spiral activities that are low prep and easy to implement. Use as a daily math warm up, for test prep, during small groups or math centers, and more!
Ready to practice important academic vocabary with your middle school students? Packed with a full year's worth of daily language arts practice, these middle school academic vocabulary activities are a great way to deepen mastery and practice vocabulary skills! Learn more about everything included with these academic vocabulary activities so you can grab yours for your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students today!
Grab your free daily math review for 8th grade students! If you're looking for short, consistent math practice activities that will help your students build confidence these daily 8th grade math review activities for fifth grade math are perfect! In just 15 minutes each day students will review 8th grade math standards w/ engaging daily math spiral activities that are low prep and easy to implement. Use as a daily math warm up, for test prep, during small groups or math centers, and more!
Fall is officially here! While we've officially moved out of the Back-to-School season, October is still a time where we're building the foundation for the skills students will need to be successful throughout the year. Not only that, it's a month filled with fun holidays and events your students will love. As you start outlining ... Read More about October Teaching Ideas for the Classroom & Homeschool The post October Teaching Ideas for the Classroom & Homeschool appeared first on Dif
These days, there's a lot of conversation about teaching reading. In fact, some have argued that we're seeing a resurgence of the Reading Wars that were so heated in the 1980s and 1990s. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it's important that all of us understand the foundational components of reading. That's because ... Read More about The 5 Key Components of Effective Reading Instruction The post The 5 Key Components of Effective Reading Instruction appeared first on Differentiated Tea
If you've been teaching for any length of time, you already know that one of the most important (and most challenging) skills you teach year is identifying the main idea of a text. The main idea is the “big idea” the author is trying to communicate. It is a concise statement that captures the point ... Read More about 4 Ways to Teach Main Idea with Struggling Learners in Mind The post 4 Ways to Teach Main Idea with Struggling Learners in Mind appeared first on Differentiated Teaching
Oral reading fluency is an important skill for students to develop. However, it can be difficult to foster in the classroom. Choral reading is a strategy that can help build fluency by having students read texts aloud together in unison. When done correctly, choral reading can be an engaging and effective way to improve both ... Read More about 4 Reasons Why Choral Reading is an Effective Teaching Strategy The post 4 Reasons Why Choral Reading is an Effective Teaching Strategy appeared first on
Spiral review can be a critical tool for helping students master new material and to keep learning fresh. However, if you're making these mistakes you're not getting the most out of it. These easy tips will help you make spiral review the most productive time in your day.
Do you have students in your class who are struggling with double-digit addition with regrouping? If so, don't worry! You're not alone. Teaching this concept can be tricky, but there are several ways to help these students solidify the foundational concepts needed to be successful. In this blog post, I'll share five simple tips that ... Read More about How to Simplify Addition with Regrouping to Help Struggling Learners The post How to Simplify Addition with Regrouping to Help Struggling Learner