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Retelling Literature and Information Text with Story Gloves

  Story gloves are a “hands on” approach for retelling a story with visual clues. Using the story gloves helps students successfully constru ...

Milk Carton Magic Machine

These milk carton magic machines make such a fun center activity. They are easy to make, and they are run on kid power: no batteries and no plugging ...

Using Plickers in the Elementary Classroom

Plickers is a fun, easy and free app which quickly assesses student knowledge. Best of all… only one smart device is required! At plickers.co ...

“Something From Nothing” Magic Book

  Something From Nothing is a wonderful story about a grandfather who makes his grandson, Josef, a blanket.  As Josef grows and the blanket we ...

Lessons for Equal Group Word Problems

I find that the bar model is an effective tool to help students better understand equal groups and figure out if they need to multiply or divide in ...

Lessons for Elapsed Time Word Problems

Understanding and solving elapsed time word problems can be tricky for students. There are three types of elapsed time word problems: elapsed time un ...

Build Understanding of How to Solve Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

There are so many different types of addition and subtraction word problems and many ways to solve them. I have found these word problem frames ef ...