Tech Tuesday: Free reading and writing apps for students

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Earlier this month we shared some amazing free math apps. This week Krazyaboutteaching shares some of the best free reading and writing apps out there!   There are so many great educational apps out there. Here’s my list for my favorite free reading and writing apps for iPhone and iPad. ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice… Read more »

Why should English teachers use self-assessment techniques in their classroom?

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Language, Writing.

Providing students with the tools to complete a self-assessment is really necessary in any type of classroom and/or subject! Adeleteacher provides some insight as to how self-assessment techniques have helped in her classroom and some ideas to get you started. I’ve used self-assessment techniques in my classroom over the years and here are some of… Read more »

The climb to teacher-facilitated, student-led instruction

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This post describes the strategy that Something Creative uses in her classroom on a weekly basis in multiple subjects. It is a teacher-facilitated, student-led lesson that has proven to be very successful in the classroom. Hello Fellow Teachers! This is my very first blog post! I love writing but usually I am more of a do-er…. Read more »

Listening skills are important for smooth classroom management

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Close your eyes and envision your classroom. Is it loud? Are students not paying attention? Do you ever wonder why your students aren’t better listeners? This is a great post from Selma Dawani with ideas to help your students develop listening skills. Listening is an important learning and communication skill that is emphasized in the common… Read more »

How I manage differentiated spelling lists

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Listen up! Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations shares some valuable advice regarding why you should differentiate your spelling lists and how to get started. It took me until my seventh year of teaching to be ready to tackle differentiated weekly spelling words. Now that I’ve had two years of success with it, I’m never going back!… Read more »

Help kids develop fine motor skills while building fact families

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When kids really “build” fact families, they remember them well. Here’s a tip from Common Core Connection for helping kids develop fine motor skills while learning math facts. Awhile back, I saw a great idea on Pinterest where the students were using clothes pins and craft sticks to build sight words. I loved the idea… Read more »

Gobble up these Thanksgiving freebies

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The holidays are a stressful time. Let us help make holiday planning in the classroom a breeze! Here are some of our favorite free Thanksgiving classroom activities. Free Thanksgiving Toddler Mini Printable from Preschool Printables Writing, coordination and counting activities for pre-K/K. Save the Turkeys! A Fun Craftivity from Wild About Firsties Writing prompt plus… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free math apps for your students!

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In today’s post, Krazyaboutteaching shares a list of her favorite math apps for students. Students love technology. Using free educational apps in the primary grades is an excellent way to get children excited about learning. Today’s focus will be on math apps. Krazyaboutteaching shares 7 free math apps for iPhone/iPad that are fun and educational!… Read more »