This bundle is all you need for your young learners to learn about Reading and Math Strategies! Included in this Strategies for Cool Kids Bundle are my Comprehension Club and Math Our Way units, which focus on Reading Comprehension and Math Computation Strategies. By purchasing them together, you'll save $2.00 off the original price of both units if purchased separately.
The preview download shows each unit in its entirety; please review it and the links below to see each separate product. Below is the description of both units:
Reading Comprehension Strategies:
I'd like to introduce to you, the Comprehension Club! They are a group of 7 kids (and a dog) that each have a specific reading strategy that they uutilize and will encourage your students to learn and use! The kids/strategies are:
~Predicting Pablo (the dog)
Your students will love to read the full-sized, big book narrated by Pablo the dog. The students will hear from each "strategy" kid and learn about the strategies and why they're important to know.
There are full-sized posters of each strategy kid and full-sized posters of thinking stems your students can focus on for the strategies. These posters would be perfect to hang around your small group reading table or reading center!
I've included a set of printables (2 per strategy) that have the students actually using the strategy with a text they're reading. There is a second printable for each strategy which has the students writing about each strategy and visualizing each one with a drawing.
There is a class book, with color cover, that your students can make that describes in drawing and writing a strategy they've used or are using.
Finally, there's a color and black and white award certificate you can present the kids that let's them know they are members of the Comprehension Club!
Your young learners will love to learn about math and the best ways to solve problems by learning with this math strategies unit, Math Our Way! By following the advice of the Math Masters, a group of 11 students, your students will learn various strategies that they can use to solve their own math problems. Though there are many strategies that your students can use, this unit focus on 11 strategies, led by 11 students:
~Hundreds Chart Hanna
~Number Line Nancy
~Tens Frame Taryn
~Base Ten Baxter
~Number Bonds Betty
As you can tell from their names, each student guides the students through their strategy by completing the following activities:
~Teacher Big Book/Posters: Each student in the Math Master Class goes through their strategy and how it can help your young learner in math computation and when to use the strategy
~Student Strategy Notebook: A half page reader that students use to take notes about why the strategy is useful, when to use it, and a drawing of the strategy that the student can use to remember it
~Cooperative Learning Mats: In pairs, students are given a real-world problem to solve and asked which strategy would be best to figure it out. They then meet with their partner, compare strategies, and then come up with a final answer. Students use post-it notes to track their answers on the provided mat. This activity is perfect for encouraging math talk and higher level thinking! There are 11 story problem mats included.
~Full-page poster of the Math Master class in color and black and white for students to keep in their math folders/desk to use as a reference of the strategies
~Math Strategy Center: Students are shown a picture of the strategy and they must match it with the correct strategy it represents. Great as a quick comprehension check. Recording sheet included.
~Which would you use? Center: Students are given a scenario and must clip with a clothespin or paperclip, which strategy would make more sense to use to figure out the answer.
~Class Book: Students record what their favorite math strategy is and why, and draw a picture. A color cover is provided to put together with student responses, to make a book for your classroom library.
~Math Strategy Workbook/Coloring Book: Students have a booklet of each Math Master student listed above, the strategy they represent, and when/why to use it. Students must trace over words which helps them to remember purpose of strategy.
~PA seperate PDF file of Half-page posters of each strategy included, plus a few more strategies ( I didn't want to overload them with too many options of strategies; there are many more they can learn from you should you choose!)
This is a fun, fun unit for your even your youngest learners to understand math and different ways they can tackle problems. It really causes them to think their answers through and then apply it to their own situations. It's very interactive and hands-on.
The links for both units above are:
The Comprehension Club
Math Our Way from Room 201