Daily Archives: January 20, 2020

January 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 It’s 2020! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Proof is in the Pudding….Proof Reading that Is!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I’d like to share some effective proof-reading tips that I’ve used to help students improve their writing skills, and to make my life a bit easier.


Speaking Up for Justice

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Along with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., this week is our union’s one year “strikeversary”. What a perfect time to reflect and teach our students to stand up for what is right.


A Lesson for MLK Day

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

A lesson for Martin Luther KIng Day to try this week!


Remember to Take Time for Yourself

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

Do you have enough “me time”?  A few minutes can be just as valuable as a week-long vacation!


Fostering Creativity

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Sister Rosemary ruined my poem, but she fostered creativity as she did. Read about how teachers can encourage creative ability in their students.


New Year’s Resolutions Again?

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Is it time for new year’s resolutions again?


Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

“When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution. Find out how I teach this concept to my remedial college math students in my newest blog post. “


10 Test Prep Skills for ELA Performance Task Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Learn 10 essential test prep skills to help your students be more successful on the ELA performance tasks.


Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards.


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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Product Description

This “Cheat Sheet” was designed to help students while writing in English. This at a glance 2 page sheet is colorful and has an easy to find layout to help students remember certain important things while they write.

I allow my students to use this in class when writing a test. This is not a grammar lesson, but it will remind students about the grammar they’ve learned in the past.

Some of the reminders included:

– parts of speech

– transitional words

– quotation marks (how and when to use them)

– basic sentence structure

– spelling tips (plurals of nouns and IE rule)

– puncutaion rules (apostrophe, colon, semicolon

The other side of the page has comma rules:

– with coordinate conjunctions

-with introductory elements

– with other elements (dates, parenthetical expression, nouns in a direct address)

– with adjectives

-with appositives

It also contains tips on things to avoid, such as writing a paragraph shorter than 4 sentences. And, it contains a list of things to do, such as make sure that your paragraphs contain at least 2 pieces of evidence.

It’s teaching made easy!


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2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine’s Dramatized Math Word Problems (Spanish and English)”

by Fun monkey bars

1st – 2nd Grade

In Spanish and in English

Do you want happy children learning to solve word problems in a fun and effective way?

These math problems are designed to make students to act them.Through dramatizing they discover what to do. Both the actors and the spectators are very focused and motivated to solve them.

You can customize them by adding the name of your students.

In addition you can use the worksheets doing cooperative learning (by groups using different strategies), group work, work math centers , couples or individual.

¿Quiere niños contentos aprendiendo a resolver problemas de matemáticas de una manera divertida y eficaz?

Estos problemas están pensados para que los alumnos los dramaticen. Mediante el teatro escenifican el enunciado. Tanto los protagonistas como los espectadores están muy motivados y atentos para resolverlos.

Pueden personalizarlos añadiendo el nombre de sus alumnos.

Además, una vez escenificado, puede utilizar las fichas de trabajo mediante aprendizaje cooperativo (por grupos utilizando diferentes estrategias como el folio giratorio), trabajo grupal, centros de matemáticas, trabajo por parejas o individual.

Puedes encontrar más problemas dialogados en el siguiente enlace:

Problemas Dialogados


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