It's my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots! Check out today's post all about teaching COMPARISON PROBLEMS...and how important it is to help students really dig deeply into their problem solving. I hope you get some helpful tips! Whether you call them comparison problems, tape diagrams, or strip diagrams--these problems can really helps students "make sense" of ... Read the Post
10 Tips for Creating a Culture of Readers
Developing life-long reading habits is so critical, and as teachers we have so much power to help students learn how to learn and grow as readers. Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots, and I'd love for you to stop by and check out my 10 tips for making sure your classroom is a place to nurture life-long readers! I hope you'll click the image above and check it out! ... Read the Post
A Classroom Culture for Self-Assessment
Interested in some food for thought about self-assessment---and the importance of creating a culture to nurture it! Come visit over at Upper Elementary Snapshots to learn more! Click HERE or the image above! Before you go... By the way...not sure if you have noticed but I have added a few new products to my store that might help you out! Just click the images below if you ... Read the Post
Making Task Cards More Interactive
Today's my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots! Just click the image above to take you to today's post...hope you enjoy it. ... Read the Post
Studying Dialogue to Improve Reading AND Writing
Today is my day to post over at Upper Elementary Snapshots, and I hope you'll head over to read about a lesson I did last week to help slow down my readers and get them thinking more deeply about the books they read. I am excited to see if our dialogue studies transfer to their writing next week--so stay tuned! Want to learn more about what we did? Just click the image above and ... Read the Post
More work with fractional reasoning!
Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots--so I hope you will stop by and check out this fun lesson about fractional reasoning. It REALLY showed me where my students were with their math thinking! Just click the image above to check out the details. I think you'll be impressed with the work that nine and ten year olds can do! How much attention do you spend on fractional ... Read the Post
Making Partnerships Work!
Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots, and I'm chatting a bit about the importance of teaching students how to work in partners. Want to read more? Check it out by clicking the image below! Thanks--and have a great day! ... Read the Post