This is the first article in a series about CGI. Here we will explore the principles behind the Cognitively Guided Instruction approach. Find out what CGI math is and how to use it in your classroom.
Lesson Plans & Worksheets for Grades 3 to 5
Beginning in third grade, students are starting to learn more challenging curriculum, but that doesn’t mean teaching and learning during these critical elementary school years has to stop being fun! While standardized assessment tests given during fourth or fifth grade makes core skills mastery a must, there are plenty of creative and interactive ways to reach and teach students, building a foundations skill set they will use throughout the higher grades. These lesson plans, worksheets and thematic units use creativity and imagination to engage students, and they are all written by educators and have been tested and tried in elementary classrooms throughout the US. Visit Bright Hub Education today and help us continue to build a strong, educational resource on the Web.
Do you hear moans and whines when you tell your students to round their answers to significant digits? When you teach the subject do you get at least one student asking, “why do we have to learn this?” If this sounds like you, read on. I will give you a mini-lesson plan that will help…
The Program “Drop Everything and Read” is a valuable component to the elementary classroom. Don’t make it the activity you squeeze in, only if you have time. Rather, take a hard look at curriculum requirements, and make independent reading the priority in the classroom it should be.
Break away from expensive, one-size-fits-all curricula and incorporate tradebooks into your reading instruction utilizing book clubs and reading groups. Most of your students will enjoy breaking away from the traditional textbook and giving voice to their opinions about popular books.
In my experience, your school year will go much smoother if you begin the year focused on building community in your classroom. The following ideas can be implemented at any time, but will probably work best in the first months of the school year.
Encourage descriptive language with this fun and entertaining lesson plan. Students laugh and learn at the same time.
Students can add and subtract decimal numbers using manipulatives such as base-ten blocks and cheese cubes. If you are looking for ideas to teach your students addition and subtraction then give this fun lesson plan a try.
What wouldn’t love $150 to go shopping with? Students will add and subtract decimal numbers using the real-world scenario of shopping with a set amount of funds.
Tables are a fundamental part of mathematics education… but they can become tedious for both students and teachers! Check out a couple of different ways to liven up your times tables teaching.