Multistep Word Problem Steps to Solve

 Word problems can be hard for kids. First off, they have to be able to read and comprehend the problem, they have to be able to determine the operation, and then they have to be able to compute correctly. 

Throw the word MULTISTEP in and it makes things so much harder! 

Today I want to share some STEPS with you that might make solving multistep word problems a little easier for your students. 


Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away is the Perfect Personal Narrative Mentor Text

 Have you read this beautiful book by Meg Medina? Not only does it have gorgeous illustrations (by Sonia Sanchez), but it is a wonderful story about the power of friendships. As I read this book I couldn't help but think back about the friendships of my childhood and they were such sweet memories! 


Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina is the Perfect Mentor Text for Personal Narrative!



Celebrate Smiles and Books About Kindness

 Did you know that World Smile Day™ will be celebrated this year on October 2? I am thinking that this is a great day to celebrate, especially in 2020! 

This day was invented by Harvey Ball, the man that invented the smiley face. This special day is celebrated on the first Friday of October each year for the purpose of focusing on smiles and acts of kindness throughout the world.



Trombone Shorty Mentor Text

Hello! Hope all is going as well as can be expected for you- whether you are teaching in person, hybrid, or distance learning. 


Today I am going to share another reading activity utilizing the Storyline Online free resource. Using Storyline Online is a perfect option for any situation because it is free and anyone with internet access can use it! 


The story I am sharing is a really good one! It is an autobiography called Trombone Shorty. It is written by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and is read by Angela Bassett. 


CLICK HERE to access the Trombone Shorty video on Storyline Online



A Tale of Two Beasts Read Aloud Introduction for Perspective and Point of View

 Storyline Online is a great resource for teachers! Whether teaching in person or virtually- this is a site that you should be utilizing! The activity I am sharing with you this week goes with a book read by Sarah Silverman on Storyline Online. It is called A Tale of Two Beasts and it is written by Fiona Roberton. I have designed a few free activities to use with this book and am providing them in both a printable version and a Google Slides digital version. 



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