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Six Steps to Planning an Effective English Language Lesson

A highly effective English language lesson should be fun and engaging with lots of teacher modeling, guidance, visuals, games and hands-on practice. E ...

Six Best Alternatives to Worksheets

No more worksheets please! A worksheet is a printed page that usually has one correct answer and is used one time then turned in, graded and/or tossed ...

Build Mastery in Multiplication and Division

  An successful way to increase  multiplication and division skills is with a mastery blast. A mastery blast is an engaging immersion technique ...

Reading Aloud to ELL Students

A strategic and engaging read aloud experience is an effective way to model fluent reading and develop language, vocabulary and comprehension for EL ...

Snowball Narrative Writing

Snowball narrative writing is a very exciting activity that get students up and moving! My students LOVE to write narrative stories using the snowball ...

Light Up Math Game for the Holidays

Here is a super fun holiday math game to practice addition and subtraction facts to 20 or multiplication and division facts to 100.  The only materia ...

Open-Ended Math Tasks

A powerful, effective and easy way to differentiate in math is through open-ended tasks.  Open-ended math tasks… Do not have one right answer M ...