Close reads have just gotten trendier. In true 2020 fashion, the Close Reading resources with Mystery Pictures that you know and love are now going digital! Close reading strategies are taught to help students explore a text more deeply by digging into the text multiple times, but these aren’t just
Try some of my fun, engaging games and activities for free!
Join now for access to the freebie library filled with exclusive resources you can’t find anywhere else.
There are few certainties in the world these days, but one thing I know for sure is that if you teach upper-elementary math, you are going to be teaching place value this year and you are going to need place value resources. I also know that if you teach 5th
School supplies are on the store shelves, which can only mean one thing…it’s BACK TO SCHOOL season. Each year, I love finding new back to school resources to use in the classroom. Back to school season has always been one of the most joyous and nerve-inducing times of the year
What is greater than ‘done-for-you’ math warm ups? ‘Done-for-you’ math warm ups designed to implement immediately in your classroom for the WHOLE YEAR. When I started creating resources for other teachers in my content area, I knew that to be really helpful, I would need to look at teacher pain
The beginning of the school year is the best time of the year to establish your classroom community and classroom procedures. If you are anything like me, I liked to use the summers to plan and prepare and dream about what my classroom would look like and feel like in
If you’ve been with me for long, you know I like to use games in my classroom. Rather than using worksheets or packets for introduction and review of skills, gamifying education has always been one of my favorite ways to engage my students; however, with a sudden shift to online
When I first heard of close reading and its benefits, I thought it could be a strategy that could be beneficial in helping my students tackle a higher-level text. Many of my students were below grade level each year and struggled when it came time for assessments on grade level
It happens every end of the year. The big standardized test comes and goes, and the students think the year is over. Even as I emphasized the test less and less, I still had students who thought they didn’t have to try anymore once the test was over…and we still
I’m sure you’ve all heard of it…close reading. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? When I first started implementing close reading in my classroom, you should’ve heard the groans! And who could blame them? Read a passage 2-3 times? What? Why? Nooooooooo! In this post, I
Text structure is something my students always seemed to struggle with. We would practice and practice, and they still wouldn’t understand. I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the text they were confused about as much as it was the vocabulary. I quickly realized we needed a little