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Practicing vocabulary with Flocabulary

Flocabulary is a great way to teach your students the vocabulary that goes with the standards you are teaching. The students listen to a song video that has the vocabulary words. The students then practice with vocabulary cards, read and respond to a passage and take a quiz on the words. The students love it and I can assign them ... Read More »

Review to Escape the Room

4th graders that saved all of the zoo animals

With the E.O.Gs around the corner, we have been reviewing concepts with Escape the Room type questions created by Teresa Kwant. The students have to solve common core questions and in order in to save zoo animals, capture monsters, and other amazing tasks. The students have had a great time trying to Escape the Room. The group below captured all ... Read More »

Digital Readworks

Readworks has now created lexile leveled passages for students to read and complete questions. These passages are common core based and you can select, then assign passages for the student to complete digitally. The students are engaged and love reading about different topics. Check out digital.readworks.org. Read More »

Students Create Their Own Stories

Student writing

Students can write their own stories and increase their writing skills by using WriterReader  app. The students take their stories and plug them into the book platform. They can also add pictures to go along with their stories. Great app to use for struggling readers and writers. Read More »

Need something to check student learning?

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Help your students close the achievement gaps with exit tickets created by Zeal Exit Tickets. Using the Zeal Exit Tickets, you can see what your students are still struggling on after you have taught a lesson. Then you can adjust your teaching to help those students in their area of weakness. You can assign exit tickets in reading and math ... Read More »

Coding into the Future

The future is wide open for students to enter into the coding career but most kids do not know what coding is about. The students in my classroom are learning how to code simple things on the iPads using Code.org. The students are going through courses to teach them how to move the bird to the pig, how to debug ... Read More »

The Power of iMovie

The fourth grade students in my class have been completing a month long project where they have learned about a famous African-American. They completed all of their research using NCWISEOWL and different biography websites. The students then took the information they researched and created a cereal box that tells about their famous African-American. The students also came up with the ... Read More »

Rockin’ Research

  Research skills are  important to have throughout life. Even at a young age, students can research using NCWISEOWL and the BIG 6 method. In Ashley Arndt’s fourth grade class, the students have been conducting research about an animal according to their interest. They used the BIG 6 Research model and began learning new information about their animals. In order for them ... Read More »