Category: Aids for Teachers

Aids for Teachers includes teaching strategies and other resources teachers can use to aid their teaching.

The Wolves in the Walls

The Wolves in the Walls

Are you looking for a great reading activity to do this Halloween season with your students? The Wolves in the Walls is the perfect scary book/movie combination. The book by Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, has been made into a 360° VR film. This means students will really enjoy making comparisons between the two. Begin …

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Parent Connection Newsletter 3

Parent Connection Newsletter

All parents want their children to become better readers. The Connection Newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. This post contains Issue #3. This button link goes to the Google Slide version of the newsletter in both color and black and white versions. The …

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Learning Log – A Teaching Strategy

Learning Logs

A learning log is a specialized type of journal. Unlike typical journals, students record responses to the educational material they are learning. This type of journal helps students reflect more deeply on the material they are learning. Learning logs may include: Concept Webs Semantic Maps Semantic Feature Analysis Lists of Unanswered Questions Students Have Observations …

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Reintroducing Classroom Collaboration

Reintroducing-Collaboration in the Classroom

Teaching students classroom collaboration is such an important part of teaching. It doesn’t matter if teachers are trying to prepare students for today’s workplace or just how to get along with others; students need to be proficient collaborators. Educators recognize this skill as so important that the Common Core State Standards has a category under …

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Essay Test Taking Strategies

Essay Test-Taking Strategies

Essay tests are a great way to evaluate student knowledge through all levels of thinking skills from What is…? to Interpret this. or Criticize that. Students will practice essay test-taking strategies using Boom Learning.  Like all test types, essay questions have advantages as well as disadvantages. One advantage is students are less likely to guess. …

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Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Tips

Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Strategies

Teaching Fill-in-the-Blanks Test Taking Tips can improve student performance on quizzes. Giving Completion or Fill-in-the-Blanks tests is a great way to test knowledge level questions including recalling details. This type of test question is especially helpful for testing who, what, where, and when content. Another advantage is completion test questions minimizes guessing. Students who know …

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Matching Test Taking Strategies

Matching Test Taking Strategies

Matching tests are extremely popular. Matching questions work well for terms and definitions, phrases with other phrases, causes with effects, parts with larger units, and problems with solutions. Teaching students about matching test-taking strategies can greatly improve their performance on these tests. One advantage of matching test items is students can show their knowledge of …

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