Teaching How to Make Inferences reading Oct 11, 2022

Teaching inferences is an important part of reading comprehension and a skill that students need to understand and use in order to be successful readers. In this post, I will provide a step-by-step guide to teaching inferences and provide strategies for teaching and assessing student learning.

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Halloween Read Alouds for Upper Elementary Students reading Sep 27, 2022

If you’re looking to engage your upper elementary students with the best Halloween read aloud books, you’re in the right place! I have searched all over for fun, a little spooky, and informational picture books that are sure to engage students during this Halloween season.

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Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences Sep 20, 2022

I know a lot of teachers dread parent teacher conferences and I’m always being asked for the best tips and suggestions. You’re probably busy printing report cards, finalizing schedules and trying to get those last minute parents to get their time on the calendar.

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Teaching Addition and Subtraction of Decimals math Sep 06, 2022

Teaching addition and subtraction of decimals can be a difficult task because it’s not necessarily the same process as regular addition and subtraction. There are many similarities because students still have to regroup as needed, but that decimal point can really trip students up. Today...

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How to Teach Exponents in a Fun Way math Aug 30, 2022

When I think of tricky math concepts for my students, exponents come to the top of my mind. Introducing exponents this year has been something I had been dreading because I had a feeling that my students would fall into the rookie pattern of multiplying the base with the exponent. This is a...

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Teaching Multiplication of Fractions math Aug 23, 2022

When it comes to teaching fractions, you not only have to teach what a fraction is, but also how to use all of the operations with fractions like we do in younger grades with whole numbers. Teaching multiplication of fractions doesn’t have to be hard, so I’m going to share with you...

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Ways to Practice Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Aug 16, 2022

When it comes to teaching fraction operations, it can be difficult to find the best ways to practice adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. To be able to do this, they need to have multiple skills down because they will have to create common denominators, which isn’t as...

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Interpreting Remainders math Aug 09, 2022

I don’t know about your students, but every year, it seems that interpreting remainders when solving a division problem is a struggle for my students. It is really a struggle for those students that have a hard time understanding word problems or that have no conceptual understanding of...

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How to Teach Long Division Using Partial Quotients math Aug 02, 2022

I have been getting so many questions from teachers about how to teach long division using partial quotients. Growing up this wasn’t a strategy many of us were taught, but it is so helpful for a majority of students. However, there are a couple of other strategies that I like to teach my...

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How to Teach Basic Division math Jul 26, 2022

During the late fall, most third grade classes are working on learning basic division facts. But sometimes teachers wonder how to teach basic division facts and how to make students learn them with fluency. Division facts are the backbone of so many skills even beyond third grade, but students...

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How to Teach Multi-Digit Multiplication math Jul 19, 2022

When it comes to how to teach multi-digit multiplication, I have had teachers come to me with a lot of questions. They wonder what is the best way to help students understand when they just learned basic multiplication skills. Today I’ve listed out the 3 best ways I have found to teach...

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How to Teach Basic Multiplication Facts math Jul 12, 2022

During the late fall, most third grade classes are working on learning basic multiplication facts. But sometimes teachers wonder how to teach basic multiplication facts and how to make students learn them with fluency. Multiplication facts are the backbone of so many skills even beyond third...

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