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Is Your Assessment Accessible to All Students?

Is Your Assessment Accessible to All Students?

I have written a lot of posts about assessments and standardized testing. This week, I want to focus on something that I never considered until it affected my family: test formats and learning disabilities. Are my assessments accessible to all of my students?  I...

Test Taking Strategies You Need To Teach Your Students Part 2

Test Taking Strategies You Need To Teach Your Students Part 2

Last week, I discussed ten test-taking strategies students could use on multiple choice questions. These strategies help students eliminate answer choices when they aren’t sure of the correct answer. This week, I want to discuss strategies to use for the different...

Test Taking Strategies You Need To Teach Your Students

Test Taking Strategies You Need To Teach Your Students

As a teacher, I always had a few students whose test scores shocked me. I knew they mastered the material, yet their test scores were average – or even below average. Why do some students seem to perform better than their class discussion and work shows? What are...

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Is Your Assessment Accessible to All Students?

Is Your Assessment Accessible to All Students?

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Hidden Gems: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Hidden Gems: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

How many of your students might relate to feeling like a social misfit? My guess is all of them – and they will easily relate to Erin Entrada Kelly’s new book, You Go First. Upper elementary students will enjoy reading how the two main characters, Charlotte and Ben,...

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A Free Helpful Guide to the 6th Grade FSA ELA Test

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A Free Helpful Guide to the 5th Grade FSA ELA Test

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A Free Helpful Guide to the 4th Grade FSA ELA Test

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A Free Helpful Guide to the 3rd Grade FSA ELA Test

A Free Helpful Guide to the 3rd Grade FSA ELA Test

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10 Changes to the FSA ELA Test You Need to Know

10 Changes to the FSA ELA Test You Need to Know

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Hidden Gems I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hidden Gems I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Although I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted gets off to a slow start, it is worth hanging in there. Upper elementary readers will relate to Mamie, who doesn’t quite know where she fits in or who she is. The story is set in the summer of 1969, right...

How to Write a Bibliography for a Research Paper

How to Write a Bibliography for a Research Paper

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How to Quickly Write a Research Paper

How to Quickly Write a Research Paper

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How to Organize a Research Paper Outline

How to Organize a Research Paper Outline

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Easily Teach Students How to Take Research Notes

Easily Teach Students How to Take Research Notes

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How to Select Effective Research Topics

How to Select Effective Research Topics

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