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One Teacher’s Story: Using Daily Phonics for Assessment

In my first-grade classroom, I use a variety of Evan-Moor daily practice titles for quick lessons and easy assessments. While I don’t always use the lessons sequentially, I’ve found that these titles are valuable to help students practice a skill in class or for homework, and provide me a great way to check understanding every week. 222 more words

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A Reading to Learn Activity Plan: High School Debate

Curriculum Area/Topic:  Current Events topic related to the Olympics for a 10th grade literacy class with small group instruction.

Instructional Strategy:   The Creative Debate… 962 more words


An Outline for the Production of “Master Harold and the Boys”, a play by Athol Fugard

This is the outline of my plan to introduce the play and stage it with my Grade 9 (year one of IGCSE) students.

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Why We Read: A Lesson Activity

It seems most of my ideas for English lessons occur while I’m driving. Not sure why. Perhaps it has something to do with the stillness and quiet I rarely find in my busy, chaotic, and noisy life. 755 more words


Save the Bees with Creative Problem Solving

One of the best ways to help students experience the power of creative thinking is to involve them in solving real world problems. Sometimes problems appropriate for young problem-solvers are local to a school or neighborhood, but sometimes young people can have an impact on problems of global scale. 243 more words

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How to Prevent Math Summer Learning Loss

Summer learning loss, also referred to as the summer slide, is a fact. While reading tends to be a focus over the summer, it is actually math skills that are often lost over the summer break. 429 more words

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Problem Solving : Which phone contract is best?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about problem solving.

The new maths GCSE introduces a lot of it, and some of the sample questions I have seen include almost Fermi-like questions. 308 more words

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