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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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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!