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May 13

Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the H*** Up (Book Review)

By TeamTom Education | Teaching

Standardized testing, ridiculous demands on your schedule, poor decisions and mandates that are out of touch with the needs of kids, and an often thankless industry – it’s easy to understand why Colleen Schmit has crafted such a title, Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the Hell Up: 10 Reflective Lessons for New and Seasoned Teachers. If you’re […]

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Mar 27

Common Formative Assessment (Best Practices and Benefits)

By TeamTom Education | Strategies

Smart assessment practices don’t always match with mandated testing practices. Many have written on the dangers of standardized testing, but what about the incredible promises of common formative assessment? Do you give common assessments? How about formative assessments? How are those practices different from common formative assessments, and does it even really matter? Yes and […]

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Feb 07

Making Inferences (Task Card Bundle 2)

By TeamTom Education | Resources

Making Inferences Our second bundle of inferencing task cards includes three more sets that give you about a week of reading practice. The first making inferences task card bundle included author’s purpose, realistic fiction, expository, poetry, persuasive text. This second task card bundle includes: Making Predictions in Fiction & Nonfiction Character Analysis Inferences Informational Text (Expository, […]

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