What is the difference between guided reading and small-group instruction for reading? Knowing the difference will drastically improve learning in your reading classroom.
Holidays Around the World & Christmas Around the World are high-interest topics. Keep it rigorous & engaging with these teaching resources!
Students love these close reading passages with high-interest Christmas Around the World. Teachers love the critical thinking!
Help your students dig deeper into informational text with these holiday-themed close reading passages and questions focused on Christmas Around the World.
The Christmas Around the World Close Reading passages include sentence stems and short answer responses that focus on critical thinking and using text evidence to make inferences.
Thankful for Teachers With Thanksgiving around the corner, I want to take a moment and reflect on you – teacher. I’m thankful for teachers because it was a 3rd-grade teacher (sweet, little, old Irish Catholic superstar!) who taught me adults are role models for compassion and caring. I’m thankful for teachers because it was a […]
You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! In this post, you will see: How the Scavenger Hunt Increases Learning. When to Use the Scavenger Hunt. What’s in the Text Feature Scavenger Hunt? Here’s a quick overview video, and then we’ll get into the details. Text Feature Scavenger […]
Solving Equations Scavenger HuntThis is a great way to engage middle school math students! solving equations scavenger hunt can help your 7th and 8th grade students in many ways. Do your students need more practice with solving equations with variables on both sides? thumbs-o-up Do you want an active engagement practice activity that is aligned […]
Reading lessons are made better with the right graphic organizer. Here are three organizers that can help you scaffold student learning of order of events, sequencing, and summarizing. Download and use as needed to help your students master the reading process! Sequencing Basic Graphic OrganizerThis graphic organizer focuses on three main events in a story […]
Integer OperationsAre you looking for an engaging way for your students to practice Integer Operations? Do you need them to be aligned with STAAR? Are you looking for ways to connect Integer Operations to pictorial or concrete models?We created these Integer Operations Task Cards for you and your 6th grade class.Integer Operations Task Cards 6th […]
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSeptember 11, 2001 was a tragic day in American history. The terror attacks remain a horrific memory for who were alive on 9/11.However, there were many stories of heroism that deserve to be told. Todd Beamer was an American hero on Flight 93 on September 11th. Todd Beamer Lesson Plan BundleThis Todd Beamer lesson plan […]
Hurricane Harvey overstayed its welcome and left a mess in its path. From Corpus Christi and Rockport to San Antonio back to Houston and Lake Conroe and now towards Beaumont and Louisiana – water is everywhere.In the face of this catastrophic disaster, there is something more powerful than wind, rain, and floods. The strength of […]
We created a Growth Mindset Activities Bundle, so you can help students focus on the most important goal of education: learning.As I shared in a previous post, a growth mindset helps students:focus on learning, not just gradestake control of their effortsunderstand the effort is more important than merely being “smart”talent is developed, you aren’t just “good […]
TPT Back to School Sale 2Did you miss our first back to school sale? Don’t worry. Because we are announcing TPT Back to School Sale 2!Everything is discounted – teaching resources for reading, math, social studies, science. Discover the best task cards, warm-ups, games, videos, and more.So, while you’re gearing up for a new school […]
Fluency Warm-Ups for Word Study Fluency Warm-Ups are rolling out! The unit Fluency 2, is in the free Word Study Warm-Ups course and is uploading as I type this sentence. In these fluency warm-ups, students will: Build word recognition skills. Increase automaticity with decoding skills. Discover vowel digraphs. Sort words. Meet the new Professor Pike! […]
This back to school classroom management checklist is designed to help you remember all the caveats of your classroom management! Especially, if you’ve enjoyed your summer break like you should have. However, if you didn’t get the full dose of rejuvenation from summer break, then you need to leave this article. Spend 2 days trying […]
A quick research review for word study can answer very important questions about literacy curriculum and instruction in our schools.What does the research say about the use of word study?What type of word study instruction is effective in upper elementary and middle school?What are the purposes and effects of teaching word knowledge to transitional readers?In […]
This TPT Back to School Sale is ah-ma-zzzzing! Yes, everything in the our TeachersPayTeachers store is 25% off.And some TPT products are up to 50% off! (see below)Now is the time to stock up on reading task cards, math task cards, station work, PowerPoints for Google Classroom, videos for flipped classes, and other engaging resources.Who […]