While working with the two girls that I'm tutoring over the summer I needed to review fractions with them. So off I went to look for a book to help me teach them the concept of fractions and here is the great book that I found.
This book presents the relationship between Fractions, Decimals, and Percents in clear, real world examples that are easy to understand. The book gives some problems for students to work out themselves but I wanted to use a few more so I've created a small workbook to go along with the book. Its 25 pages long and gives your students a lot of practice in changing fractions into decimals or percents, and the other way around. And of course for being an early bird to the blog by subscribing via the RSS, facebook, or Pinterest you can get it for free. Just click on the link at the bottom of the page.
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There are a total of 8 worksheets in this download and one two player game. Students will be able to practice recognizing when fractions, decimals or percents mean the same thing, place value, finding what an item costs when it is on sale, and converting fractions, decimals and percents.
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To continue with my series on vocabulary development, I've decided to tackle a common problem that readers face when they've learned to decode small words but are stumped when they come across longer and more complex words. A great vocabulary learning activity that you can use to help overcome this hurdle is a activity that I first learned about from the book Phonics they use by Patricia M. Cunningham called Big Word Collector.
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To motivate your students to start they're own word collections I found this book to be great. In this picture book by Kate Banks, Max is envious of his brothers collections so he decides to start a collection of his own; a collection of words.
You can encourage your students to do what Max did and create big word collections. This activity can help students as they build their vocabulary, increase their writing ability, and learn to easily decode big words.
I had been hearing about this book for some time and I finally got the chance to read it. This is one of those books that you just don't want to put down. I started it around 4:00 in the afternoon and finished it around 3:00 in the morning. : )
For those who haven't read the book the plot is as follows -
Katniss a teenage girl from a postapocalyptic Appalachia takes the place of her younger sister in a brutal competition. 24 teenagers ages 12-18 are placed in a televised reality show where the last one still alive wins.
Throughout the book you grow to despise those who create and enjoy the Hunger Games. The book is distrubing on many levels but at the end of reading the book I had one primary question. Do people like reading the Hunger Games, myself included, for the same reasons that people in the book liked watching them?
If you have an opinion or just liked the book yourselve please leave a comment below.
It's been a while since I've done a children's book review so I thought it was time that I present another book. After completing the early reader T-rex and Turtle I thought that I would highlight a dinosaur book.
Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde and illstruated by Gideon Kendall is a great read aloud for beginning readers. The book is predicatable and makes a great use of rhymes.
The illustrator Gideon Kendall did a great job conveying the size of dinosaus while at the same time making them seem very friendly.
After reading this book your child or students will all want their own Dino Pets.
Do you know a great dinosaur book? Why not share the book by posting a comment of your own.