Rachel Pontifex

Rachel Pontifex

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Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems!

I have never been any good when it comes to poetry. This is a springboard for teaching poetry in my class. Fantastic examples of different types of poetry.

Buzzing with Ms. B: Media Literacy

Tuesdays are the days that I plan with grade levels. We plan two weeks at a time and we have 90 minutes. Most of the time, it& actually pr.

This has become one of our most popular tasks and we are hearing about all sorts of creative adaptations. Some youcubians have made grids of 400 and added dice, others have adapted it to let the grid represent 100%. Please post how you use this task with your students.

This has become one of our most popular tasks and we are hearing about all sorts of creative adaptations. Some youcubians have made grids of 400 and added dice, others have adapted it to let the grid represent 100%. Please post how you use this task with your students.

Understanding Text Types Posters

Understanding Text Types Posters - R. Publications - These Understanding Text Types posters are guaranteed to stimulate worthwhile discussion.

Explanation Writing Checklist — Edgalaxy

This explanation tool checklist is a great resource for students to evaluate their understanding of writing explanation texts through awareness of punctuation, vocabulary and layout of their writing. Don't forget the labelled diagram

Addition and Subtraction anchor chart for first grade: Number sentences, key vocabulary, showing a model, and using a number line. Putting up at the end of the unit.

Addition and Subtraction anchor chart for first grade: Number sentences, key vocabulary, showing a model, and using a number line. Putting up at the end of the unit. (measurement chart for kids)

Work Backwards - Different Activities, Strategies, and Resources to Help Your Students Become Masters at Problem-Solving in Math #teachingkidsmath

Work Backwards - Different Activities, Strategies, and Resources to Help Your Students Become Masters at Problem-Solving in Math #teachingkidsmath

Here are examples of different ways to teach students how to solve two-digit and three-digit addition problems.  These are great strategies for multi-digit addition.  What a great anchor chart!

Here are examples of different ways to teach students how to solve two-digit and three-digit addition problems. These are great strategies for multi-digit addition. What a great anchor chart!