I used to have my students identify the key words in word problems. However, now I have them draw models instead. I share reasons why I now have my students draw models and also give you some examples so you can implement this strategy in your classroom. You can use my Word Problem of the ... Read More about Drawing Models vs. Key Words in Problem Solving
Do you have students who struggle with timed fluency tests? I started using this alternative fluency strategy and it really helped my anxious kiddos succeed! In this video I explain how I use backward timing to alleviate the pressure from the timer and how my struggling students improved ... Read More about Alternative Fluency Strategy
Close reading has been around for a really long time, even though it just started to pick up steam in the K-12 realm about 5 years ago or so…or at least they did where I live. I love doing close reads with my kiddos because it’s the perfect way to integrate literacy with content areas such as ... Read More about Close Reading Overview With a Free Planning Sheet
Hello! I hope you have been enjoying your summer break, whether you have been out for a month like me or are just now kicking off your summer. I have had time to recharge and think about how I can best help you this upcoming school year. I have been asked over and over by readers to offer more ... Read More about Join Me for FB Live!
Hey everyone! It feels so good to be back with a brand new blog design! I honestly feel like I went in for a haircut and got 12 inches cut off! It feels fresh, and I am in love! Huge thanks to Michelle from 3am Teacher for making it look so darn good! I was so thankful to be asked to join a middle ... Read More about Check out In The Middle!