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Track your students’ math data by domain, skill by skill with this time-saving Google Sheet. You enter the raw score. Students’ percentages, class averages, and student reporting pages are auto-calculated! Individual student pages are created with NO additional work on your part! Take a peek at each student’s progress- or print for parents! This saves you SO MUCH TIME during report cards or parent-teacher conferences! It’s designed with the CCSS, but is completely editable so you can customize the skills and standards for your state.

Hearing all the buzz about the Science of Reading but not sure where to start? My Introduction to the Science of Reading e-mail series helps you dive into things piece by piece. Each week I send you an email with a link to my blog post on a new topic with links for how to learn even more. You choose when to read and how much time you want to spend on each topic. It’s a great way to do some Summer PD from the comforts of home!

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Fractions Greater than 1 Lesson with picture of two cookies partitioned into parts

In order to effectively teach fractions greater than 1, students should have a strong understanding of fractional concepts like numerator, denominator, and fractions representing parts of a whole. I don’t

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Easy Prep 3rd Grade Math Games

Are you a third grade teacher looking for additional math resources for this year? This round up of 3rd grade math games features some of my classroom favorites. I love

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Algebra in Elementary Grades How & Why text with balance task card displayed on side

How do you teach algebra in elementary school? Why would you? If you think of algebra as the class you took in high school and not a critical, intertwined component

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Multiplication & Division word problem types: what they are and how to teach them" text next to a colorful printed reference chart

Word problems can be such a struggle. Especially in grades 3rd and up when students have to work through all of the operations and multi-step word problems. Students often struggle

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3 Free Multiplication Games text and Left Right Learn printable game with school supplies next to Multiplication Bump on computer screen

Learning multiplication facts comes through repetitive exposure. My favorite way to build my students’ multiplication fact mastery is through playing games. When they’re playing, they stay engaged which helps them

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3 Reads strategy for problem solving with poster on clipboard and math manipulatives around it

Word Problems are often the hardest part of our math instruction. They can visually overwhelm students. They often contain extraneous information or multiple steps for completion. Students often struggle to

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▹LITERACY RESOURCES ◃

Getting Started with the Science of Reading: Structuring Your Explicit Phonics Lessons with printable phonics lesson plan template laid on colored paper

Next up in my Introduction to the Science of Reading series, we’re looking at our phonics lessons. More specifically, our systematic and explicit phonics lessons. During the last several weeks

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It’s time we spend a little bit of time diving into phonics. Phonics is at the forefront of the Science of Reading conversations. In fact, when you hear someone talk

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long a cvce blending lines page next to text "5 decoding activities for your small groups"

For some students, depending on their phase of reading development, it can take a significant amount of time before a word is orthographically mapped and stored in their long-term memory

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Sight words, high-frequency words, and heart words: Getting Started with the Science of Reading

Today’s post is another area that can be confusing and deserves its own focus: sight words, high frequency words, and heart words. To really understand the science we need to

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Getting Started with the Science of Reading: What is Orthographic Mapping text on the left. On the right is a breakdown of the word hat from written, to sounds, to word reading with a visual hat icon.

How are we able to instantly recognize words? We can recognize them whether they’re in uppercase, lowercase, or even mixed case. We’re also able to recognize them in a wide

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Last week we looked at Scarborough’s Rope. For the next several weeks, we’re going to focus on the word recognition strand. First up, is Ehri’s Phases for Reading Development. Dr.

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2024 printable calendars & calendar gifts text next to printed January 2024 calendar laying on top of colorful paper next to succulents and pens

Each year I make printable yearly calendars. I know there are so many out there, but I like these because of their simple design, and notes space. These 2024 calendars

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Amazon Finds: Knee Length Dresses with two navy dresses on either side of text

I’ve recently been adding to my knee length dresses collection for spring and fall and thought I’d share some of my favorites. As teachers, we’re always on the lookout for

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Tracking Student Data in Google Sheeets: Video Tutorials & Student Data Tracker Templates

It can be difficult, at times, to keep track of all of your instructional data, especially with so many subjects during our day. Especially if your school district, or school,

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"2023 printable monthly calendars" text with 2023 calendars image behind it

The last several years I’ve made printable yearly calendars.  I like these because of their simple design, and notes space. They can be easily used for anything you need. I’ve

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How to Write a Teacher Resume Tips & Templates text and sample one page resume on a dark wood surface

Whether you’re student teaching and writing your first teacher resume with no experience, or if you’re a veteran teacher looking to update your resume as you look for new jobs,

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Teaching the Rock Cycle with Food text with ice cream and magic shell picture

The rock cycle is such a fun unit! Academic vocabulary is such a priority in this unit as students work to understand types of rocks and how they correlate with

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