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Brandi Wayment
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Disrupting Thinking
I've had Disruptive Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst sitting on my desk for a little while, it was one of my planned summer readings.  It didn't take long to hook me on this one.  I'm going to share some of the ideas th...
Disrupting Thinking
Disrupting Thinking
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Favorite Read Aloud Books
One of the most difficult tasks in upper elementary classrooms is finding books that are brand new for your students.  I LOVE to read aloud books that no one has read and that can be pretty difficult by the fifth grade.  Here are a few of my favorite read a...
Favorite Read Aloud Books
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Building Fluency in the Upper Grades
If your students are like mine, there are a few that need some serious fluency practice.  And they're the ones that don't love to read in their free time and definitely don't want to spend their time rereading.  Then there's the majority of your students wh...
Building Fluency in the Upper Grades
Building Fluency in the Upper Grades
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Task Problem Tuesday
This is a task that I found while walking in New York City last fall.  I took pictures of the parking structure and prices, but didn't pull it together in time to use it during the school year. I've never posted a problem that I haven't used, so I hope you ...
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Reading & Writing Poetry
For my last writing workshop unit in the spring, I taught a poetry unit.  I have to admit that teaching poetry makes me nervous.  And for a good reason.  I quit teaching for 7 years after my second baby was born and when she went to first grade, rather than...
Reading & Writing Poetry
Reading & Writing Poetry
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Task Problem Tuesday
Welcome back for another Task Problem Tuesday.  This is a really fun line plot task, with "really fun" being the key words according to my students.  They really loved this task.  I introduced line plots by putting one on the board and letting my students t...
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Task Problem Tuesday
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Math in Practice: Something for All Grades
Welcome back for my last post about Math in Practice.  Today I am going to take a look at the sample tasks for all of the grades.  You don't need to take my word about these tasks, you can download them for yourself at Heinemann . Math in Practice: Teaching...
Math in Practice: Something for All Grades
Math in Practice: Something for All Grades
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Math In Practice: Fifth Grade
Welcome back to my second post about the Math in Practice series from Heinemann.  You can read my first post about this series, Math in Practice: Proficiency and Beliefs, by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.  You can also go to the website fo...
Math In Practice: Fifth Grade
Math In Practice: Fifth Grade
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Math in Practice: Proficiency and Beliefs
There are a few things that I always love.  Getting packages in the mail, peanut M-n-M's, and great math tasks are up there pretty high on my list of great things.  Take a look at what came in the mail. This picture shows the fifth grade set, plus samples f...
Math in Practice: Proficiency and Beliefs
Math in Practice: Proficiency and Beliefs
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Revolutionary Portraits
I wrote this post for another blog last year. But I just did this art project with my fifth graders this year and they came out so amazing that I thought I would share my post here at The Research Based Classroom too. I'm sure your day is just as packed as ...
Revolutionary Portraits
Revolutionary Portraits
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