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Teacher Binder Organization Step-By-Step

Read this article for tips about teacher binder organization and get some teacher binder ideas for this school year. It’s time to get yourself organized and have your teaching essentials in one place.     How often do you find yourself sitting in a meeting, caught without some essential piece

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How to Teach Students to Cite Text Evidence

Here’s a step-by-step guide for teaching students to identify textual evidence and support answers to text-based questions with text evidence from passages.   Do you have as much trouble as I have with convincing students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide

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Special Education Accommodation IEP Checklist for Teachers

Special education IEP checklist for teachers to track each student’s supports. Record accommodations, modifications, interventions, and supports for IEPs, 504s, and special education.   We all know the importance of supporting struggling students, at-risk learners, and special education students. Keeping track of who gets what accommodation? That’s another story. (And

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2-Digit Multiplication Worksheets: Differentiated

Here’s a visual method for teaching 2-digit multiplication using differentiated, visual cues to guide students’ learning for success.   I LOVE this differentiated visual method of teaching 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication. This strategy helps students learn quicker, easier, and without much fuss! And you can try it out for FREE!

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Graph Paper Math Intervention

Looking for a quick, easy, tried and true differentiation strategy for improving your students’ math computation skills? Look no further – a simple sheet of graph paper can improve students’ math arithmetic skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! – And fractions, decimals, equations, and pretty much any other types

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FREE Worksheet – Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Strategy

Free word problem comprehension strategy teaches students to apply reading comprehension strategies using CUBES or CUBED method – FREE!   This easy-to-use CUBES word problem strategy provides your students with the tools to solve addition and subtraction word problems. This strategy works because students are given a solid, concrete method

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How to Solve Long Division Problems

So many teachers become frustrated while teaching students how to solve long-division problems. I know that feeling well; I’ve been there. But teaching long division doesn’t have to be as difficult as that – cross my heart!  I’ll walk you through a few steps that make long division easier for

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Long Division and Multiplication Using the Standard Algorithm

Learn the best ways to teach multi-digit multiplication and long division. These differentiated strategies help students learn the traditional standard algorithm in a way that can be easily scaffolded to support students’ learning.   Students learn in different ways.  No surprise there, right? You already know that if you’ve been

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Productivity Hacks for Your Planning Time

Busy teachers need these simple tips and strategies to ramp up productivity during their planning time. New teachers and seasoned teachers benefit from using their time wisely. Ok, admit it.  There’s been a time or two that you’ve fiddled around and wasted your planning time. I’ve been there. How many

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Daily writing time offers enormous benefits for students

Planning for daily writing time is enormously beneficial to your students’ growth and improvement as writers. This article provides recommendations for implementing daily writing time into your class routine. And yes, that means writing every. single. day. Daily Writing Time Do you provide students daily writing time?  Daily writing time

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Resource Ideas for Upper Elementary Teachers

Here are 9 resource ideas for stress-free teaching in upper elementary grades. Engage your reluctant learners with these motivating ideas. There’s nothing better than finding the right resource when you need it most. Teachers Pay Teachers delivers for sure. Here are my top recommendations for stress-free teaching! Hehe! Is there

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