Find the Story Within the Problem

Find the Story Within the Problem

Find the Story Within the Problem Dec 10, 2018 | [Reading] Students who are the most successful with story problems are able to construct an accurate mental representation of the story. In fact, if students don’t understand the context or situation, then they...
Practice the Secret Spill

Practice the Secret Spill

Practice the Secret Spill Apr 30, 2012 | [Reading] Nadine Gilkison, fourth grade teacher at South Creek Elementary (Indianapolis, IN), created a great test-prep video called “The Secret Spill.” The video focuses specifically on standardized testing in...
Provide Math Reading Tips to Aid All Students

Provide Math Reading Tips to Aid All Students

Technical and math texts often pose comprehension problems even for the best readers. To help your students tackle this difficult genre, model the following strategies. Slow down! Difficult, unfamiliar, and technical texts require a different speed limit than other...
Teach Math Extended-Response Writing Skills

Teach Math Extended-Response Writing Skills

Take stock of what students have learned and what they need more exposure to. One area of weakness may still be your students’ explanation of their math problem solving. Additional instruction on how to write a strong math extended response is a great topic for...