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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 do getting students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide high-quality written

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Complete Nonfiction Book Study Unit For Students

 Need a complete book study unit that your students will LOVE? This nonfiction book study is it! This literacy unit covers reading, technology, writing, and science, and even has some history thrown in, for good measure! It took my class about two full weeks to complete, but you can easily adjust

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Place Value – the Package for Success!

I love this rounding anchor chart for upper elementary classrooms. My students reference it a lot as we’ve been reviewing place value and number sense during math. I hear them reading and repeating the rounding poem at random times during the day – not at all bad! The Rounding Anchor

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Bulletin Boards that Work!

Bulletin Boards in my classroom need to be workhorses – meaning that they serve a purpose – not just be cute! I have posters displayed that I refer to constantly during class. My classroom is on the small side, so bulletin board space is very, very valuable real estate in

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

Writing stems help students answer constructed response questions as they cite evidence from the text. Learn how to use writing stems in class.  During reading class, something that’s often repeated is “Cite your evidence” and “You need to PROVE your answer.” In addition, state test questions often ask students to

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How to Teach Math Word Problems – CUBES Math Strategy

“Using CUBES math strategy for word problems has been a game changer!” a teacher from Missouri told me. Having a math problem solving strategy for story problems is important. Students need a starting point in dealing with all of those words! Math Word Problems Word problems are here to stay.

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