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Analyzing Text Features in Upper Elementary

Captions, diagrams, italics, OH MY! I can’t wait to chat with you all about teaching text features to your students.  The standards that hit text features call for students to …

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Favorite upper elementary math manipulatives and tips for hands-on learning to meet a variety of student needs.

Must-Have Math Manipulatives For Upper Elementary

Teachers loooooove school supples, am I right?? I find that also extends to hands-on learning tools, which is why I'm sharing some of my favorite math manipulatives that are great …

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Tips for organizing your upper elementary literacy block. Includes daily routines, whole group lessons, and literacy rotations.

How I Organize My Literacy Block

I LOVE hearing from other teachers, and one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How do you set up your math or literacy block?” A couple of …

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Teaching Domain Specific Vocabulary

Today we’re chatting about the importance of explicitly teaching domain specific vocabulary. This standard calls for students to be able to determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words …

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Multiplication Fact Practice: Engaging Ways to Boost This Key Math Skill

Learning multiplication facts is an important part of elementary math.  Knowing math facts fluently will help students tackle other math skills, as well as benefit them throughout their life.  Unfortunately …

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Low Prep Resources: Simple solutions that save time all year!

I know many of you head back to school in August, so you may or may not be starting to think about prepping for the year. I know for me, …

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