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Student-Made Board Games Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2021

If you haven’t implemented student-made board games in your elementary classroom yet, you must keep reading this blog post. They are a great tool to increase student engagement during times of the school year when students’ minds are wandering like right before winter holidays and summer vacation. They successfully engage

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ANIMAL RESEARCH PROJECTS for KIDS

This packet is great because it can be used over and over again using absolutely any animal at all. The printables in this packet are ideal to use with your entire class in school, as an at-home learning extension project or as a purposeful, open-ended, independent choice for your students

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Teaching Text Annotation to Elementary Students in 2021

There are tons of strategies for analyzing texts. This post will focus on teaching students to annotate important parts of the text, which is called text annotation. Teaching text annotation is a great way to support your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students because it’s an effective reading comprehension strategy

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Assessment Strategies and Testing Ideas

Testing has very much become a part of school culture. Some assessments are teacher-initiated and quite meaningful for planning purposeful, data-driven instruction and assess exactly what you have been teaching in class. Other tests are standardized, mandated, developmentally inappopriate and you must give them to your students even though you

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Thinking Stem Bookmarks {Reading Comprehension}

These bookmarks were created for children to use while reading to improve student comprehension by encouraging them to generate questions.  The answers to thick questions are inferred.  They require the reader to make predictions or to formulate new beliefs and ideas.  The Thinking Stems Bookmarks Packet includes 4 printable pages

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