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Year: 2012

Math Enrichment Freebies – KenKen Puzzles

KenKen is a math game invented by Japanese math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto in 2004.  To get your classroom involved in Ken Ken puzzles click here: KenKen Puzzles In my math classroom, I have a Math Challenge Box, where students who finish early or who want to work on a challenge can

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Data Management Lesson – Census At School

When teaching data management I want to ensure my students are using data in a meaningful way and not just using the data sets from our textbook. I found The Census at School Project on the recommendation of several colleagues.  This website enables teachers to create a class account, students measure

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Keeping middle school students engaged during reading can be challenging. This blog post provides several suggestions on how to increase engagement during guided reading from the 2 Peas and Dog blog.

Middle School Guided Reading

Middle school guided reading does not have to be a struggle. A challenge teachers face when working with middle school students during guided reading is ensuring the material meets their interests and reading levels. I have been on the lookout for really good middle school guided reading ideas.    Middle

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Making Real Connections During Reading

Getting students to move beyond literal reading comprehension can sometimes be a challenge. Our next major literacy focus in my classroom is Making Connections. We are moving beyond text-self connections (the boy in the book has a dog, I have a dog as well) to the other three types of

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