Video – Fiction Genres – Realistic Fiction

Well, it’s been a pretty uneventful 2020. Just kidding! Just look at those headlines — for one, I finally made a new fiction genre video! It only took me four and a half years, a global pandemic, and a home quarantine that had me finishing out and beginning a new school year from inside my home. Wow! I hope at …

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Video – Fiction Genres – Fantasy

Hey, welcome back! Am I saying that to myself? It’s only been a little over a year and here I am with a brand new genre video! Now *that* is some kind of work ethic! I couldn’t wait to have a new video to share with my students to get them excited about the thrilling world of genre study. For …

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Video – Fiction Genres – Science Fiction

Do you know what a genre is? Teaching students about literary genres is one of my favorite things to do. I think it’s partly because it’s like planning for a serious camping trip. You need to think about, organize, and lay out all the things you need. When students are ready to get serious about reading — and by serious …

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Video – Introduction to the Bar Model

Number fluency, problem solving skills. When parents, teachers, administrators, or other concerned citizens ask what any random elementary-aged student needs to work on in math, a good nine times out of ten the answer is … number fluency and problem solving skills. Number fluency is generally the more familiar territory to navigate. It entails practicing and understanding basic math facts, …

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