Math Awareness Month

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April is Math Awareness Month!

I got together with some of my friends and we are having a sale to promote Math Awareness Month!

Come join in the fun!
Happy Teaching! 


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Friday Freebie


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Today click here and get this great freebie that students love!


This 18-page Skip Count By 2 Flipbook has interactive flipbooks for students to create and practice counting by 2s. These are engaging books to make as a center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting by 2s with this great Skip Count By 2 Flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Skip Count By 2 Flipbook can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations

How to use this book:
Assembly:
• Print on cardstock.
• Cut at the dotted line to separate the base of the flipbook from the picture pages.
• Cut around each rectangle picture box.
• Arrange the number cards one on top of the other and staple or bind the top of all pages to the flipbook base.

This is an engaging way for students to practice their numbers and share their knowledge with family and friends.






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Scaffolding Instruction


Hi everyone!

Welcome!   I would like to look at scaffolding in instruction.  What is it?  How do we do it?

When teachers break learning into smaller chunks and give students temporary support, structure and tools to work with each of those chunks, we call this scaffolding.   Scaffolding starts with high temporary support and then gradually support is taken away.  Scaffolding includes a variety of essential techniques that helps move the learner toward higher levels of understanding and independence when learning.  Scaffolding can be used in a broad range of content areas and grade levels.  Let’s look at a few of my favorites.

To access and build common background knowledge begin with a shared experience:
       a video
       a shared reading

Graphic Organizers:
       Venn Diagrams and Double Bubble Charts to compare and contrast information
       Mind Maps help show relationships, note taking and book summaries







       Flow charts to show processes
 
    Rubrics that show what is expected on an assignment

Question,Task or Cue Cards:

·      Teacher made cards given to students that frame a topic or subject.
·      Target and signal words and vocabulary lists with definitions that are content specific.  Provide lists of transition words and conjunctions.   Add new words to the lists as you use and discover them.

·      Topic or content sentence frames that students must complete.  Use sentence frames to  Use sentence forms and sentence starters to support the use of complete sentences in writing and spoken discourse.  Use these for both whole group and partner discussions.
support written ideas. Begin with simple sentences and build to compound sentences.


Provide visual word walls - add new words as you go along.
 









What are some of your favorite scaffolding techniques?  Which do you find work best with second language learners?

Happy Teaching!




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Friday Freebie

Hello everyone!
It is Friday and we have a great freebie for you today!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tongue-Twisters-Sample-Freebie-1327867
 Tongue Twisters Sample Freebie
Tongue Twisters Pronunciation Made Fun!

This sample freebie from our full Tongue Twister pack 48-page pronunciation unit has everything you need to sample what our full pack offers to teach students the correct pronunciation necessary to be academically successful in English.
The full pack of Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun contains 30 traditional tongue twisters to help elementary students master English pronunciation! Wall posters and game cards are provided for your students to practice the sounds of English with these engaging tongue twisters.


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In addition, our activities and ideas provide fun and interest so your students learn through hands-on experiences. This unit is ready to go to work for you!
Tongue Twisters – Pronunciation Made Fun has everything you need to teach students the correct pronunciation including black lines for the 30 traditional tongue twisters as wall posters, game/mobile cards and game boards
Each of the 30 tongue twisters has its own wall poster and game card. Practice English pronunciation with fun activities and game boards.

•WORD WALL CARDS
•GAME BOARDS
•GAME CARDS

Each tongue twister is printed on an individual wall poster (8 x 11 ½) and game/flash card. Simply copy, cut, and use.

Use this great English pronunciation package for kindergarten through 6th graders. Perfect for second language learners and speech students!

See all our great math and grammar games at www.funtoteach.com.

If you would like more great Tongue Twisters, download our complete pack!


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Happy Teaching! 

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Friday Freebie!

Hello everyone,
It is Friday and time for a freebie!

Are you ready for a fun and free Venn Diagram with a bit of a twist?  Well here you go!
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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2-Square-Venn-Diagram-Graphic-Organizer-and-Lesson-Plan-880982 Square Venn Diagram - Graphic Organizer
Students use this 2 squared graphic organizer to respond to literature. Compare and contrast 2 characters in a story, 2 different settings, or 2 events. Use this great Venn Diagram before, during and after reading to solidify student comprehension

Graphic organizers are great group or individual work activities as a response to literature during independent reading, interactive
reading, or shared reading.

Graphic Organizers help students develop higher level thinking skills and promote creativity. They are handy tools for classroom use that guide students through the process of organizing information. Graphic organizers make logic out of language and help students summarize and interpret text. Graphic Organizers are excellent tools that promote high-level active thinking in the classroom.

Critical Thinking and Active Learning materials for:

-Reading Comprehension
-Math
-Social Studies
-Science
-Art
-Conflict Resolution

SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
Graphic organizers make content area information more accessible to second language learners. The Venn Diagram can change complex language into language that is comprehensible. This is a perfect visual tool that helps ELLs and all students understand and organize information.

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Happy Teaching!


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