Teach your kiddos to say and write numbers in a fun way!
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I developed this program after noticing that students continually had trouble reading numbers year after year. Once I started TEACHING the commas - students had a much easier time reading the numbers. So began my quest for supplemental place value materials to use in my classroom. After finding none that adequately addressed the skill of reading numbers, I decided to come up with my own. It's been great to see all the smiles on the kids who once thought they "couldn't do math" be successful in short amount of time at reading numbers and learning the place values.
The way we attend to punctuation when reading literature is different than when we come across the seemingly same symbols in math. For instance, when reading a passage, commas signal the reader to pause; however in math, commas are replacements for WORDS. The Comma Crew teaches students that commas and decimal points have specific labels that need to be read aloud when properly reading a numeral. This easy, entertaining program allows students to succeed in reading numbers more readily than with a typical place value chart because the symbols are explicitly taught!
The commas have names such as Marty, Thelma, and Andy for two reasons. First, kids LOVE characters! Second, the commas and decimal points within numbers already have actual names!
Andy (“And” for short), was given this name because that’s what we say when we see him in numbers with a decimal! When reading a number that has counting numbers in front of the decimal point, we say “and” in place of the decimal point. (5.42 is read as “5 and 42 hundredths.)
In addition, numbers often contain the “THOUSAND” comma, “MILLION” comma, “BILLION” comma, and so on. Even though at first glance all of these commas look alike, each of these commas is in fact unique, as are Marty, Thelma, Barry, Trudy, and Quinn! Each organizes a specific place value group. To read numbers correctly, one needs to be familiar with the uniqueness of the commas.
The fun comma names alliterate with the actual comma names making them and their positions a snap to remember! Try it for yourself and see! It really works!
And helps students build those important Common Core Skills!
-Comma Crew Banner
-Six Comma Crew Characters
Use this kit to introduce a new place value to students and as a fun reference tool
"SAY the Red" visual feature for students
Pages 1-2 Instructions, Ideas
Pages 3-7 Banner
Pages 8-12 Characters
Pages 13-14 Directions, Desktop Plates
All original artwork.
**ALSO SEE THE PDF COMMA CREW BOOK and ANDY THE DECIMAL ACTIVITIES !**
THIS IS ORIGINAL ARTWORK with a copyright. This product allows you to print your own bulletin board kit and desktop plates for classroom use.
common core standards, ccss, comma crew, place value, decimal place value
The Comma Crew by Jennifer Reis
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