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Test Prep

Reimagining Close Reads

Reimagining Close Reads in Upper Elementary

At Fun in 5th Grade, we are always reimagining close reads whether it is with mystery pictures, new monthly close read sets, or with new implementation strategies. Today we are adding a little ‘spice’ to classroom implementation. One of the best analogies I’ve ever heard regarding close reading is that

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Make Any Content into a Game

It is our mission to turn as much classroom content into a game as possible! There is little else more satisfying than beating someone at a board game. It doesn’t matter if it’s Candyland, Monopoly, or Settlers of Catan, a good board game puts my heart in a happy place.

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Digital Game Boards for Learning and Review

Digital Game Boards for Learning and Review

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

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Test Prep Fun Your Students Will Love

Test prep is something I used to dread. I felt so much pressure from admin and myself for my students to do well. So, I would give students packets of practice test questions to practice over and over again. I would look out at them and see a glazed over

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Why You Should Use Games to Spiral the Standards

  I love games! Since I started teaching, I’ve always loved making review and practice fun in my classroom. Students love games, too. With everything students are expected to learn and remember each year, I believe it’s super fun and important to use games to spiral the standards. So, why

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