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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Math Talks

TOP 3 REASONS WHY I LOVE MATH TALKS

1- Students develop strong academic vocabulary by making real world connections and collaborating with their peers

2- Students use multiple ways to solve problems and explain their thinking

3- Students think critically about solutions, analyze mistakes and develop new plans & strategies 

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Getting Started with Math Talks

Resource to help students learn how to engage in 
meaningful dialogue 


Student Math Talk Quick Reference

Math Talk Question Cards

How To Set-Up A Number Talk Wall

Building Math Vocabulary
The Frayer Model

Mini-Lesson for Math Vocabulary

Mini-Lesson Idea: Analyzing Math Mistakes

Building Connections!
Students can work independently or with peers on their 
Math Vocabulary Notebooks.

Set-Up A Math Strategies Board
Visual resource for students


Great classroom resource  for students


Math Anchor Chart Inspiration




Here are some inspiring quotes to share 
with your students during math!
Include in a PowerPoint or Print & Post





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Friday, July 3, 2015

Literature Circles

TOP 3 REASONS WHY I LOVE
LITERATURE CIRCLES

1- Students develop independence, responsibility and ownership of their learning

2- Igniting a true love of reading by providing student driven choices and opportunities to dive into texts

3- Students learn real world skills by working cooperatively with peers  


Literacy Circle Videos
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The key to successful LITERATURE CIRCLES is organization and clear expectations of student outcomes.  I have compiled resources to help you get started!

Getting Organized
Setting Up Your Group Board & Student Responsibilities



Literature Circle Jobs



FREE Poster

to prompt deep analysis of the text


Annotating Text While Reading





Differentiated Choice Boards
for Literature Circles

Genre Resource


GREAT recording idea for students!


Literature Circle Assessments


I just LOVE looking for motivation quotes!  Here are some great ones to share with your students.
 




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