Using Task Cards for Test Prep

Task Cards for Test Prep

Task cards are a popular classroom resource all year long for all subjects, including test prep! I love task cards, and so do my students.  The task cards that we use for test prep, are test style task cards.  They have a task for students to solve and multiple choice answers to choose from.  They […]

How Google Forms Reduced My Grading

How goog forms reduced my grading

How did I not know this?!?!  Google Forms are not new of course, but automatically grading an assignment I collected within Google Forms??  An add-on for Google Forms that will grade for you!!!!   Why yes, tell me more I said!  That my friends was new to me!   It’s called Flubaroo, and it’s free!!  I […]

Graphing and Progress Monitoring ~ RtI For Math Made Easy

Plotting Points 2

You have administered and scored the CBM, now what? Gone are the days of grading, sending home, and forgetting about what just occurred. Does that really happen?? After all three baselines have been administered, you can read about that here, average the scores and plot the point on the graph.  I am using a paper graph […]

Word Toss

Word Toss 3

We are getting ready to read the book Frindle, by Andrew Clements. I love all of Andrew Clements’ books, and so do the students! To give students a little hint of what they were about to read, I chose 11 words from the book that would get them thinking.  We used a cooperative learning strategy […]

February Teaching Resources

February Teaching Resources

It sounds as if the groundhog saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter!  Here in southwest Missouri, we haven’t seen much of a winter yet.  Last year we missed a total of 21 days due to snow.  This year we have missed a total of one day!  I do believe we have […]

The Diagnostic for Computational Fluency Progress Monitoring ~ RtI For Math Made Easy

Diagnostic for Computational Fluency

The last post The Diagnostic For Standards Based Progress Monitoring, I explained how I administered the diagnostic for standards based progress monitoring and I keep track of student progress. This week I will share how I administer the diagnostic for computational fluency progress monitoring. Administering Computational CBMs Over 3 consecutive days, students take Baseline 1, […]

Divisibility Rules

Divisibility Rules 2

To teach or not to teach divisibility rules.  Well, that is another topic.  A topic all on its own.  I have two fourth grade math classes.  I had one class that was able to grasp a majority of the rules and another that well, let’s say, I went another route. For the class that grasped […]

The Diagnostic for Standards Based Progress Monitoring ~ RtI for Math Made Easy

Computation CBM

In the last post, Types of CBMS, I explained the difference between standards based progress monitoring and progress monitor for computational fluency. This week, I will explain how to give and assess the diagnostic for standards based progress monitoring. This is an example of a diagnostic assessment for standards based progress monitoring. As the teacher, […]