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STAAR Test & Break Time Rosters

Who loves state testing?! Thought so! And who loves extra data collection for state testing? Sure, we all do! If you were looking for a couple of rosters to help keep track of your students’ total testing time and total break time on the 2016 STAAR Test, you’ve come to the right place. This PDF file contains worksheets for you …

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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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Coloring Sheet – Apparently Kid

I apologize in advance for the silliness to follow in this post and the series I am starting. On August 4, 2014, young Noah Ritter captured the Internet’s hearts with his unfiltered tales of Powerball and amusement park rides on live local news. Apparently. Noah reminds us as parents and teachers to always be mindful of the words we model …

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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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