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LONG RANGE PLANS FOR SPLIT GRADES 3-6

Planning 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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Small Group Instruction: How to Group Students

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...

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How I Teach Writing

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...

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Organizational Tips for Teachers from a Disorganized Mess

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...

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Student Goal Boards

What is a goal board? It is a visual guide used for students that helps them keep track of what their individual goals are for a particular subject area. On and off I have used goal board in my classroom. I first started using goal boards with Daily 5 and Cafe but...

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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!

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