suzanne
The 3 read protocol is a useful strategy to teach students to think about what word problems are asking. It is a close read of a math story. Students analyze what is happening in a word problem. This strategy is highly effective for ELLs because of the visuals and analysis. The students create their own questions, so it is very engaging!

suzanne
The steps in these math story problems were created for the purpose of making sense of a problem, instead of using tricks and key words to solve a problem. Students must understand what the problem is asking them to do before solving it.

suzanne
Math Problem Solving 101 -Looking for a strategy to help students solve math word problems? Learn a new way to look at and solve word problems.

joni
These engaging math word problems are written in the form of a text and require critical thinking and problem solving from your students. Word problem activities are two step problems. Click to see more!

AMiller45
These task cards teach students how to multiply fractions and teach students how to deeply understand this concept too. These task cards get to the heart of math assessments by teaching students how to deeply understand what it means to multiply fractions. Math problems are presented as expressions and word problems to help students understand different contexts in which multiplying fractions apply. This is a great resource for test prep and review.$

SCmom2
Integrated Strategy Units in 4th & 5th Grade: Reading notebooks are a great substitute for strategy sheets for fourth and Fifth graders. This notebook allows them to record their thoughts and feelings toward the book, ask questions, consider changes, experience problems, and analyze characters. I love that it is called a reading journal and not a reading log because it makes the journal more appealing for students to express themselves.

graciela
Poetry Analysis Using Lyrics: I love how this motivates my students to learn how to analyze poetry! Some poetry elements included in the questions are rhyme scheme, artist's purpose, figurative language, mood/tone, and specific questions about the meaning of the lyrics. I like to teach one a month and my students beg for me to do more! At the end of the year, they get to bring in their own lyrics to analyze with their peers. We jam out! TPT Resource

beverly
Are your students struggling to understand two-step word problems?Whether it is a reading issue or a math issue getting in the way, the word problems in this resource are uniquely designed provide a high level of support for students who need it. First, the key words in the problems are in bold to draw students attention to them.

briana
Most students at this point can read a word problem, figure out the operation(s) needed, and solve the problem(s). What might be a little more difficult for them is modeling their operation(s) with a

beverly
These division task cards TEACH and REVIEW division. The math problems are written in a variety of formats to help students deeply understand this concept. Word problems are also included. The document comes with a printable box for storage too. $

therese
is 5-Step approach to sight word fluency makes learning sight words fun. It is an engaging and effective way to practice sight words in context, which is proven to be more effective than teaching in isolation. This 5-Step Sight Word packet includes 47 fluency passages using the first 300 Fry Sight Words. Students will follow a 5-Step approach to practice.

maggie
You need as many Post-its as problems you will give, a Sharpie marker, and a pencil. Write the the first problem on the front of a Post-it note at the start (maybe this one is a different color). Now write the answer on another Post-it with a new problem on the underneath (in pencil). Students have to work problems and then search for the answers. Great way to get students doing math and get them up and moving!

anitawilson23
I've got a FREEBIE for you! Need a prompt mat to help teach how to answer wh questions? This should help! It's a simple, one-page prompt mat with visuals to help your students understand how to answer each type of wh question. I hope you find it useful!

lorena
Think-marks | 21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills. Make a poster chart for class use and reuse. G can use these marks in the margin to show each part. this helps with understanding what was read; understanding what was read; and what to ask questions about after reading. It helps him make the questions about his reading. Then, he will better understand where questions come from on a test.

beverly
FREE! Are your students confused by word problems in math? Well, here's a handy poster for your addition centers. It shows the addition words and phrases...

teri-71
Multiplication and division word problem scratch off cards or task cards! Love this engaging math activity for centers or early finishers! It is self checking too!!

patrica
Here is a great resource for teaching the "hows" and "whys" of selecting and reading "Just Right" books. This resource includes a detailed lesson plan with a PowerPoint presentation to teach students about "Just Right" books. During the lesson the teacher will ask and answer three important questions. What is a "Just Right" book? Why is it important to read "Just Right" books? How will I know a book is "Just Right" for me? Comes with posters, bookmarks and reading logs. $

kelley
If Ya Got A (Word) Problem, Yo! I'll Solve It! This is meant to be a quick and easy review for whole or small group. If you take five minutes throughout the day to practice these cards, it will help your students be more fluent with word problems. This set includes addition and subtraction, quantities to 15. There are four problems on each card. $

beth
FREE Math Problem Solving Assessment Pack - Four different levels of word problems - great for assessing students at the beginning of the school year

joni
Great companies want & demand great thinkers that can solve more than mere word problems! The "general form" of a solution to a math problem is important as well as required for true excellence in math.

brianna
One of the very best close reading strategies I teach is questioning using Costa’s levels; however, students sometimes need to build familiarity with what effective questions actually look li…

lilia
Writing in the math classroom is vital. In these weekly problems, students solve the math problem and then explain their work in complete sentence...

ericka
Middle School Math Problem Solving Graphic Organizers with a real-world word problems. Students must organize the information they are given, SOLVE the problem, JUSTIFY their work and EXPLAIN their solution. Available for 6th grade math, 7th grade math, and 8th grade math. Perfect for math stations, math assessments and math exit tickets. Equations and Expressions (EE), Number System (NS) , Ratios and Proportional Reasoning (RP), Geometry (G), Statistics and Probability (SP)

Kara Baldwin
These word problem practice sheets will help your students to use a variety of methods of solving a word problem. Your students will get plenty of practice on solving problems with unknown numbers (result unknown, change unknown, start unknown). OA.A.1 word problems using 2 whole numbers- Commo Core first grade math practice sheets

NeskaPolita
Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other's questions the next day.

claudia
lood and Drought Thinking Links Activity - King Virtue's Classroom Thinking Links are a great activity to use to see what students have learned! How do Thinking Links work? The students have to analyze each block and decide which ones go together. Then, students color-code the related blocks (the key is at the bottom). Last, the students have to explain their Thinking Links and tell how they came up with their answers. Interactive and engaging! Also, students love to color! :)