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How to Use Interactive Notebooks for Differentiation

How to Use Interactive Notebooks for Differentiation

Interactive notebooks have a bad rap - they take too long to cut and glue, so they aren’t worth so much time. However, for me, the pros outweigh the cons. In my experience, students retained more of what they learned with INBs, and I was better able to meet the needs...

Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Differentiation is a difficult concept for many teachers. However, it’s actually easier than many people think - and are probably already doing.  According to ASCD, teachers can modify four elements to differentiate instruction: content, process, product, and...

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Are you Team Textbook or Team Passages? Often, teachers are solidly in one camp or the other. There are solid reasons for using either one and also reasons to not use them. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.TextbooksAt one point I was solidly anti-textbook and...

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Book Reports For Your Classroom

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As I love to read and have many fond memories of books from childhood, it makes sense that read-aloud time was one of my favorite things in the classroom.

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they tend to avoid reading, which weakens their skills and compounds the problem.

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  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!