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  • Mayan Pyramids vs. Egyptian Pyramids Lesson Plan Idea

    Mayan Pyramids vs. Egyptian Pyramids Lesson Plan Idea

    Looking to include ELA instruction in your social studies classroom? This Mayan pyramids vs. Egyptian pyramids lesson plan idea has students discuss the similarities and differences between the two types of structures through writing an essay.

    Shaped Staff

    August 05, 2021

  • The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    Whether you are a first year teacher or about to retire, explore your podcast options when it comes to the K-12 educational space.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 29, 2021

  • Teaching with Math Place-Value Charts

    Teaching with Math Place-Value Charts

    A place-value system is one in which the position of a digit in a number determines its value, and a place-value chart is a way to make sure digits are in the correct places.

    July 27, 2021

  • 6 Strategies for Building Community in the Classroom

    6 Strategies for Building Community in the Classroom

    How do you foster a sense of safety and belonging so students can focus their energy on learning? These strategies for building community in the classroom will help.

    Perry Hollins
    Fourth-Grade Teacher, Evanston/Skokie School District, Illinois

    July 23, 2021

  • What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    This article answers the question, what is oral reading fluency? It provides fluency teaching strategies after defining fluency and explaining why it's important.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

    July 20, 2021

  • Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Providing an oral reading fluency assessment is an important part of not just providing oral reading fluency instruction but measuring growth and ensuring effective instruction.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

    July 20, 2021

  • Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Summer Announcement! Make sure to vote for the Teachers in America podcast this July in the 16th Annual Podcast Awards for the education category.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 19, 2021

  • 6 Strategies to Engage Long-Term English Learners

    6 Strategies to Engage Long-Term English Learners

    Try these strategies to engage long-term English learners and provide the support students need in the classroom.

    Carissa Ford
    Learning Experience Designer, English Language Development, HMH

    July 16, 2021

  • Building Hope Through High Expectations

    Building Hope Through High Expectations

    See how the staff of Glasgow Middle School in Glasgow, Kentucky measured and met their students' social and emotional needs as their classroom went virtual.

    Regina Murphy
    Principal, Glasgow Middle School

    July 12, 2021

  • The Benefits of Independent Reading in the Classroom

    The Benefits of Independent Reading in the Classroom

    There are various benefits of independent reading, including improving your students’ fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Read more about how you can empower your students to become lifelong readers by providing an independent reading library.

    Shaped Staff

    July 12, 2021

  • Teaching Flat Plane Shapes and Solid Shapes

    Teaching Flat Plane Shapes and Solid Shapes

    Teach students about plane shapes, or closed, two-dimensional figures, and solid shapes, which include many of the everyday objects with which students are familiar.

    July 12, 2021

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