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LONG RANGE PLANS FOR SPLIT GRADES 3-6Planning a split can be tough. Make it a little bit easier with these detailed long range plans for split classes from grade 3-6. Get your time back and start with a solid plan.
HOW TO PLAN YOUR LANGUAGE ARTS
Stop feeling overwhelmed trying to fit your language arts together. Move forward with a solid plan for mastering language arts that is easy and engaging for both you are your students.
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What are the instances in a day where you might need to use small group instruction? For me, there are two different key areas where I will have small group instruction. The first is with language and small group instruction with both reading and writing groups. The...read more
As teachers, we spend so much time establishing rules and routines in our classroom. We practice and rehearse how to complete work and move around our classroom. At some point, it is time to move on and begin our guided instruction. Guided instruction is an effective...read more
I used to teach writing like everyone else. I would pick a writing form break it down into stepsfocus on the process of how to write within a formrepeat this for a few weekshave students write within that formevaluate their work to see if they could write in the form...read more
Planning language arts can be hard. There are three common mistakes that I find many people make when planning out their program. Focus on the expectations instead of big ideas This is one that many teachers get caught up in. There is so much to cover it is hard not...read more
So I have never been an organized person...like never. In grade one I wrote an autobiography (with tremendous help from the librarian) titled 'I Have Nothing To Wear'. It recounted my morning routine of my parents telling me to get ready and getting frustrated that I...read more
It's an overwhelming time of the year. Well there really are many overwhelming times in the life of a teacher. I myself have been searching for strategies to help me manage the overwhelming feelings I get around this time of year. For me I never realize that I am...read more
TEACHING WITH INQUIRY PODCAST
HI I’M PATTI,
I am the teacher-author behind Madly Learning. I have been teaching for 10 years and for the last 6 I have taught combined classes and have loved it.
I hold Specialist Qualifications in Reading and English as a Second Language. I share lots here on the blog about my experiences in my classroom both the ups, downs and everything in between.
As a teacher I embrace the importance of differentiated instruction and student-centered inquiry especially for split grade classrooms.
I also currently host a weekly live video on Facebook that supports teachers with using inquiry in their classroom. You can find me everywhere else on social media as @madlylearning.
Let me help you reduce some of the overwhelm that comes with teaching as I help you to make it all fit together!