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Here’s a Fun Way to Learn Multiplication
Can you SEE why students love this math game so much? It’s a great way for students to build conceptual understanding of multiplication by building arrays with googly eyes. Students record their answer as a repeated addition equation and as a multiplication equation.
The Fundamentals of Place Value
Keeping track of the days of school with a Place Value Pocket Chart is a simple, yet effective way to build students’ understanding of place value. Adding a straw for each day, bundling the tens, and then making a big bundle for the 100th day offers your students a concrete model of this essential math concept. And as a printable file, you can even send it home with students to they can create their own place value pocket charts at home.
To further develop place-value understanding, use place-value cards in your math centers. Students can use a variety of manipulatives to represent the number on each card. Check out my blog post here to see what I mean. I have a set of cards for numbers 10-100 and a set for 3- and 4-digit numbers.
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Engage Your Guided Reading
Every teacher knows how important guided reading is for improving students’ reading levels. And every teacher also knows how challenging it can be to create engaging guided reading lessons for each reading group every single day. Start your guided reading with a mini-lesson on a reading strategy, such as the Chunky Monkey Strategy, and have students practice it individually in their books. When you have to conduct one-on-one reading assessments, give the other students in your group grammar task card activities to work on (paper or digital) that reinforce Common Core standards. Guided reading is only successful if the rest of your class is actively engaged in literacy activities, allowing you to focus on your group without interruptions.
Reinforce Bossy R
Create a literacy center that focuses on Bossy R to reinforce this tricky spelling pattern. To learn more about how I teach Bossy R, check out this post here.
Scoop Up Spelling Activities
Have students practice independent spelling activities with a customizable spelling list.
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