Saturday, July 21, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “Even and Odd Numbers Color By Number Freebie”

by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
1st - 3rd Grade


You will love this quick, no prep, Even and Odd freebie for your students. It comes with two different printable worksheets. Perfect to go with Go Math, Second Grade Chapter 1, Lesson 1.1.
Includes 
Page 1. Even and Odd Numbers 1 to 5
Page 2. Even and Odd Numbers 1 to 10
Both Answer Keys are Included Too!
ENJOY!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “Shark: Flipping Fins Math”

by The Schroeder Page
1st - 2nd Grade


Friends~This 5 page freebie is a fun math center game to compliment any ocean unit. It is super simple to play. Grab some plastic sharks from the dollar store and print out the file below. You are all set. 
Included in this file are:
A directions sheet
Game Mat
Scoring Rubrics
Check out my entire shark file:
Shark




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Thursday, July 19, 2018

13 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


13 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Buddy up! 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-To-Teach/Category/ESL-Newcomers-321895From the very first day find a buddy or buddies for your ELL student.  Buddies can orient the student to the school, play at recess, or work together with the ELL on class assignments and projects.  Student to student interaction builds a sense of belonging and community.

Use technology!
Google translate, books on tape, and the wide variety of free phonics programs make learning fun!

Bring out your best charade moves! 
Model and demonstrate what you want the student to do.  Repeat the directions slowly or have a buddy repeat classroom directions.  Be redundant in the way you present information.  Gestures, actions, pictures, objects and writing are all great communication tools to use.  Choose and few and use them regularly.  Check for understanding frequently.

By Consistent! 
Create a variety of simple clear instructions, routines, procedures and expectations.  Using these consistent cues will offer predictably and comprehension for students learning English.

Don’t hesitate to talk! 
Speak to the student directly throughout the day.  Don’t worry if the student does not respond verbally, listening is learning for the ELL student.  Remember that learning is taking place even if the ELL does not speak for the first weeks or months.  Provide opportunities throughout the day for teacher to student interaction.  Don’t let your English learner be a wallflower!  Bring ELLs into your classroom community with lots of direct teacher talk and eye contact!

Be patient! 
When the student does not understand, say less and simplify your speech.


Write it up! 
Post written objectives, vocabulary, and assignments.  Preview and review and allow plenty of time to practice new vocabulary in authentic classroom situations
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Hang it up!
Create and use visual demonstrations during your lessons.  Drawings, charts, maps, graphic organizers and pictures.  Hang them up to increase comprehension of the lessons you teach.

Get hands-on!
Use manipulatives.  Students learn without language when teachers offer learning through hands-on activities. 

Highlight it!
Highlighting vocabulary, important words or summarizing sentences are great ways of modifying assignments for ELLs.   English learners can understand difficult passages by identifying simpler language within the text that clarifies the meaning.

Show what you know! 
ELLs can communicate by labeling, drawing, copying, and underlining.  English learners can create outlines, make charts, diagrams and pictures to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge.  

Speak up when you don’t know!
Teach your ELLs what to do when they don’t know.  Instruct ELLs how to ask a buddy, raise a hand or call the teacher when they don’t understand what to do.   Modeling works great to make sure ELLs know how to ask for clarification.


Collaborate!
Communicate with ELD teachers for advice and assistance in creating a learning environment for your ELLs.  Classroom teachers with experience teaching English learners can be a wealth of knowledge.  Tap into their counsel.

Happy Teaching!
 Lori

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Magazine Letters for Word Work”

by Keep Your Chin Up
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade


With this PDF file you'll get 6 pages of colorful "magazine letters" (uppercase and lowercase letters in different fonts). A black and white version is included as well as a single sheet of letters A-Z for student hand outs / copies. Word work activity pages are also included! 

Leave a comment and let me know how you plan to use these magazine letters in your classroom. Enjoy!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Yes or No? Stay or Go?

   
When my basic college algebra classes begin solving equations containing one unknown, I tell them, they are inquisitive detectives looking for the unknown. My students' greatest difficulty is deciding what stays and what goes in an equation. In other words, which term should be cleared by using the inverse operation and which term should stay where it is?

I  start by referring to the written equation as a teeter-totter or a see-saw which must always stay balanced. In other words, the equal sign is the pivotal point and both sides of that = sign must be the same.  We also discuss the importance of the"Whatsoever thou doest to one side of the equation, we must doest to the other". (Out of necessity, I admit that I was with Moses when he received the Ten Commandments, but it "fell upon me" to convey The First Commandment of Solving Equations to future mathematicians.)

One Unknown
We begin with very simple equations such as: x + 9 = 12. Here's the rub; a few of my students know the answer and do not want to show any of their work. Maybe some of you have this type of student as well. Since, after 40+ years, I am still unable to grade what is in their minds, I insist that all steps are written down. I explain that it's like riding a tricycle to ride a bicycle to ride a unicycle.

First, I instruct the students to look at the equation and determine which terms are out of place. (Side note: Because my students are easily confused, at the present, we keep all of the unknowns on the left side and all of the numbers on the right side of the equal sign.) Let's go back to our sample of x + 9 = 12. Because the x is already on the left side of the equation, the students write a "Y" over it for the word, "Yes". The 9 is on the wrong side of the equal sign, so the students write a "N" over it for "No".  Finally, they write a "Y" over the 12 since it is the correct place. They now have exactly what they want, a Y and N on the right side and a Y on the left side. They now must clear anything that has a "N" over it.  The students recognize they if they use the inverse operation of addition, they can clear the 9. They therefore subtract 9 from each side of the equation resulting in an answer of 3.

Many algebra teachers will have the students write the step x + 0 = 9.  You may wish to include this step in the process, but since my college students readily see that +9 and -9 make zero, they put an X over the two opposites to show that they cancel each other out or when added together, they equal zero.

What if the equation is: 3 = y - 4? This always freaks my students out; yet, if they do the yes/no process, they will discover that they have two "no's" and one "yes", not a yes, no = yes.  This means they can rewrite the equation as y - 4 = 3 to get a yes, no = yes. The problem can now easily be solved like the one above.

Unknown on both sides
of the equation
The next step is what to do when an unknown appears on both sides of the equal sign.   Usually, my students are sure they are incapable of solving such a difficult problem, but let's use the yes/no method and see what it looks like. 

Notice in the sample on the left that we have a yes, no = no, yes. We start by clearing the "N" on the left hand side of the equation by using the inverse of -9. We then go to the right side and clear the y by using the inverse operation of addition. (Yes, I am aware both can be cleared at the same time, but again simple and methodical is what is best for my mathphobics.) We then divide each side by 4 resulting in the answer of 3. When the problem is completed, my students are amazed and proud that they could solve such a long equation. (You might notice in the illustration, a dotted line is drawn vertically where the equal sign is. This helps my visual students to separate the two sides of the equation.)

If any of you try this approach with your students or have a different method, I would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment and a short statement of how this process worked for you or what process you use that is even better. That way, we can learn from each other.

I have made math tutorials for the college where I teach, and one of them goes through this process in detail. If you are interested and would like to hear me sing as well, go to:  Yes/No.




FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Ocean Coloring Page {FREEBIE}”

by Innovative Teacher
Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “August Common Core Daily Math for Second Grade”

by Shelli and Brittany
2nd Grade


This file contains 15 days worth of daily work for the month of August. Most of the other months will have 20 days worth of daily work. 
Each day is aligned to the Common Core Math Standards for Second Grade and listed at the bottom of each page. August starts off fairly easy. I always want my kiddos to begin the year feeling confident about what they are doing. The days build upon each other and slowly increase in difficulty. These pages are meant to create a spiral with the Common Core Standards so that the standards are practiced repeatedly at different levels of difficulty. At the bottom of each page there is a daily reflection for Math. The students write one thing they learned in Math that day and draw a picture to show their learning. If you have any questions please let me know!
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Monday, July 16, 2018

FREE MISC. LESSON - “August Bell Work for 2nd Grade”

by Curriculum Craze
2nd Grade


This freebie contains daily review worksheets. There is one sheet for each day of August beginning August 15. 

If you find this useful, there are packets available for the months of September to May. All of these packets include a review for each day in the month (except December). I hope you will check them out.

Skills Included:
capital letters
end marks
place value to 99 - models, standard form, expanded form, word form
time to the hour and half hour
fact families
addition facts
compound words
synonyms
antonyms
contractions

Please note: all skills are covered at some point in the month, but all skills are not covered daily.

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All rights reserved by author.





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Sunday, July 15, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “Game of Remainders Math Division Freebie”

by Kathleen Applebee
3rd - 5th Grade


Bible Game of Remainders

A game to teach division based on CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.6 (Find whole-number quotients and remainders. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.)

Product contains the game (you supply 1 die), paragraph frame, score sheet, directions for students and teachers and online resources to augment the lesson plus an optional reader’s theater based on Jesus feeding the 4000. PDFs in a ZIP folder.

Check out these other math products and freebies
3 math games in 1: fractions, estimation and measurement
Bible Insect Alphabet Book freebie
Sheep reader's theater scripts (free)
Skits about Bible cows
Free New Testament scripts
Noah addition + subtraction Free math lesson plan

How Much for a New Name Free math lesson plan
Measuring at the Wedding Free math lesson plan
27 Parables of Jesus Freebie scripts
Out of the Furnace Free STEM lesson plan
Build a Budget; Build a Tower Free STEM lesson plan

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ 
Free interactive Bible games




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Saturday, July 14, 2018

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Elephants Stock Photos (Set 1)”

by The Lab
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade


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Friday, July 13, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Guided Reading Notes Form”

by Tessa Maguire
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade


These Guided Reading Notes are simple and easy to use! Record student strengths and needs, observations, and next steps. These Guided Reading Notes are made as one page per student, perfect for adding to an existing data or small group binder. It also includes a student profile page where you can record student assessment data and goals to target. These Guided Reading Notes forms are simple and easy to use and help you target both your on-the-fly instruction, and small group minilessons.

To read more on Guided Reading in my classroom and how to use this and other forms:
Guided Reading Notes 
Guided Reading Organization & Planning 

Related Guided Reading Products
• Centers Rotation Management Powerpoint {Editable}
• Close Reading Graphic Organizers
• Small Groups Scheduling Charts {freebie!}




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