Posts Tagged "Supplemental Materials"

New Review: Super Teacher Worksheets’ ELAR Materials

[Source: Super Teacher Worksheets]

[Source: Super Teacher Worksheets]

ELASuper Teacher Worksheets (STW) is a supplemental resource that provides printable worksheets, flashcards, and learning games across content areas for grades K-5. Resources are accessed online and must be printed for student use. Learning List recently reviewed STW English language arts and reading (ELAR) materials.

STW addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and supports reinforcement, remediation, and re-teaching of specific skills (e.g., common and proper nouns, sight words, descriptive writing). Content is organized by subject (e.g., phonics and early literacy, reading and writing, grammar) and topic (e.g., cause and effect, punctuation). Each resource includes a clear title, a short overview, and the grade level(s) for which it is appropriate (e.g., K-2). Worksheets and other activities allow students to practice concepts and improve fluency and skills through repeated practice and games.

Reading worksheets are available for fictional stories and informational articles, and some worksheets are available in English and Spanish. STW also provides resources that support the development of print and cursive handwriting skills. Many worksheets are available at no cost at www.superteacherworksheets.com; membership is required for full access to STW materials.

About Super Teacher Worksheets*

STW is the largest and most popular website created and managed by T.P.W. Websites. TPW’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable teaching resources on the Internet for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. STW features thousands of educational printables to help students learn and review essential reading, writing, math, science, and social studies concepts.
This information is provided by or adapted from TPW Websites.

 

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The Mind Research Institute’s ST Math

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Mind Research Institute’s ST Math is a supplemental, online program that supports Common Core State Standards (CCSS) instruction in grades K-12. Students learn through engaging, interactive math games and puzzles. The highly visual program develops students’ ability to use spatial-temporal (ST) reasoning to understand math concepts and become proficient problem solvers. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades K-6.

ST Math defines spatial-temporal reasoning as “the innate ability to visualize and manipulate images through a sequence of steps in space and time.” To develop spatial-temporal reasoning skills, the program presents visual representations of math concepts in the form of animated, interactive math games. Each game requires that students manipulate visual models to help JiJi (i.e., an animated penguin) overcome or bypass obstacles that block his way. For example, in one first-grade game, students are introduced to the concept of a number line. JiJi cannot continue on his way across the computer screen until students are able to match the number of birds on telephone wire from with the numeral that appears at the top of the screen (e.g., the number 3; three birds).

Learning games are organized in several levels. The first level introduces the mathematical concept and the game’s format and is completely visual. That is, the game does not include symbolic and/or verbal representations of concepts. Subsequent games build on the concept, providing greater complexity and extending students’ reasoning skills. When students have mastered content in the visual format, symbolic and verbal representations of concepts are introduced. This structure creates learning paths that scaffold instruction, foster conceptual understanding, and build fluency for each student.

 

About The Mind Research Institute*

The Mind Research Institute’s mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Institute staff believe every child has the potential to be a powerful learner and to acquire the problem-solving and math proficiency needed to compete in a knowledge-based economy. Through a uniquely visual, non-language-based approach to teaching math — delivered through the ST Math instructional software — students across the country are deeply understanding math, developing perseverance and problem-solving skills, and becoming life-long learners prepared for success.

*This information is provided by or adapted from The Mind Research Institute.

 

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New Review: DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Math Eligible TEKS Program

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Learning List has reviewed DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Math Eligible TEKS Program for grades 6-8.  DynaNotes is a supplemental learning aid to support mathematics instruction in grades 3 through Algebra 2. Student resources are in print format and teacher materials are on a CD-ROM. Instruction at each grade level addresses each of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) assessed by the applicable STAAR test.

At each grade level, DynaNotes presents content using a four-page set of “Student Course Notes” and an accompanying “Student Activity Book.” Student Course Notes are coated cardstock notes broken into categories related to the TEKS strands for each grade level (e.g., Geometry and Spatial Reasoning). Categories are broken into sections that address a subset of the strand (e.g., circles) and provide notes on specific content (e.g., radius, diameter). Section notes summarize fundamental concepts in short, easy-to-read text, clear examples, and colorful illustrations, tables, and graphs. The Student Activity Book provides a set of corresponding activities for each section of the Student Course Notes.

Teacher materials are provided on a CD-ROM and include “Student Course Notes and Lessons,” TEKS alignment documents, and answer keys to problems in Student Activity Books. Course Notes and Lessons present the Student Course Notes for each section and an accompanying lesson plan.  Lesson plans present the TEKS addressed by instruction, whole group warm-up exercises and discussion questions, and references to the accompanying activities in the Student Activity Book.

About DynaStudy*

DynaStudy, Inc., is an award-winning educational publishing company headquartered in Texas. DynaStudy is the creator and sole source provider of all DynaNotes brand products. DynaStudy strives to provide the most effective research-based, student-centered tools that are both motivating for students and affordable for schools. DynaStudy is proud to be WBE certified (Women’s Business Enterprise) by WBENC/WBEA and also HUB certified (Historically Underutilized Business) by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from DynaStudy.

 

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New Review: Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus

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[source: Learning A-Z]

Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus is a supplemental program that supports reading instruction in grades K-5. Resources are available online and may be downloaded and printed or displayed using classroom projection devices. Instruction focuses on developing proficient readers using texts that match students’ individual reading levels. Learning List has recently completed reviews of Learning A-Z’s Raz Plus grades K-5.

Reading A-Z content is organized in 27 reading levels (i.e., aa to Z2) that gradually increase in difficulty. Levels are identified using Learning A-Z’s proprietary “Text Leveling System.” This system considers qualitative indicators (e.g., author’s purpose), quantitative measures (e.g., word count), and reader and task considerations (e.g., student interest and skill) to provide a rounded measure of text complexity. Learning A-Z provides a “Level Correlation Chart” aligning its complexity levels with other widely used measures (e.g., Lexiles, Fountas & Pinnell).

At each level of text complexity, Reading A-Z provides two “Benchmark Books” that assess students’ readiness for instruction. Core instruction is presented through the use of more than 1,400 leveled texts and their associated “Guided Lessons.” Texts include a balance of fiction and non-fiction selections. Lessons address fluency, comprehension, writing, vocabulary and foundational skills, such as letter recognition, phonological awareness, and phonics. Each leveled reader is accompanied by a set of instructional resources, including worksheets and quizzes.

Teachers may enable individual students and/or classes to access the online “On Your Own Book Room.”  The Book Room contains a variety of independent reading materials in eBook format, including Spanish-language books, poetry, and texts that emphasize high frequency vocabulary.

 

About Learning A-Z*

Learning A-Z is an education technology company dedicated to expanding literacy through thoughtfully designed resources. Learning A-Z provides research-based PreK-6 products that enhance instruction and improve learning.

This content is provided by or adapted from Learning A-Z.

 

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New Review: Exemplars’ Problem Solving for the 21st Century: Built for the Common Core

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[Source: Exemplars]

Learning List has reviewed Exemplars’ Problem Solving for the 21st Century: Built for the Common Core, which is a supplemental, online resource that supports instruction in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) for grades K-5. Resources are available online and include printable components.  Content is made up of a set of “learning tasks” and a summative, performance-based assessment for each standard addressed by instruction.

For each CCSSM that may be evaluated through problem solving, Exemplars presents four or more learning tasks that present a problem for students to solve. Tasks provide opportunities for direct instruction in problem-solving strategies, vocabulary development, creating models, and representing mathematical reasoning. Learning tasks are appropriate for whole group and small group instruction, students working in pairs, and/or individual student work.

Formative and summative evaluation of students’ work is supported by rubrics and anchor papers. Rubrics establish a set of five criteria and four performance levels.  Criteria include Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and Representations.  Performance levels are linked to Webb’s DOK levels and include Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner (meets standard; strategic thinking), and Expert (extended thinking). Anchor papers provide samples of student work at each performance level, discuss the different problem solving strategies a student may use for a given problem, and identify possible misconceptions.

About Exemplars*

Founded in 1993, Exemplars began by assisting educators using K-8 mathematics problems and assessments that met NCTM Standards. They added 9-12 mathematics two years later. Due its popularity, They started publishing K-8 science in 1997. Exemplars tasks are designed to meet state, national and Common Core standards. Their materials are used by educators in 50 states and 30 countries.

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Exemplars.

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