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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Socratic Seminars

Using student-centered SOCRATIC SEMINARS is a great way to dig deeper into texts with your class.  Students are actively engaged in higher level thinking through conversation which allows them to express their ideas with clarity and confidence.  
Socratic Seminar Videos





Common Core Aligned 









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Interactive Notebooks

By using INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS students are building their own personalized textbooks that are chock full of tips, strategies and skills that are tailored to their individual needs.  Students can refer to their interactive notebooks as they need to during class and bring them home to help with homework & studying.











Rubrics for Assessing Interactive Notebooks



Getting Organized

Organization for Students

I love these templates! 




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Monday, March 30, 2015

Math Workshop

Getting Started with Math Workshop!

During math workshop students are the center of learning.   They are highly engaged, working on specific activities that are tailored to their individual needs.




This site is filled with great resources to help you along the way.

This site also has FREE Printables for Math Stations











Ideas for Managing Centers




Math Station Ideas




EXTRA Math Resources

One of My Favorite Math Books!

Teaching Children How To Write About Math




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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Data Binders

Getting Started With 
Common Core Data Binders


Empowering students to set goals & create plans to achieve their goals will directly effect academic achievement.  By assessing, tracking and analyzing the data, we can provide the unique scaffolding strategies that each student needs to be successful!  

SETTING UP YOUR BINDER   
Here is an AMAZING resource that is filled with recording sheets, rubrics, goal setting sheets & a parent letter to get started!



Classroom organization, pre-assessments, post-assessments, color coding recording strategies & "I Can" messages


Helping Students Create Goals &
Develop Their Own ACTION PLANS

Student IEP Tracking Sheet

Celebrate Student Success

Building Reading Stamina!


Getting Organized Tip for Teachers



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