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 buffysays Joined: Oct 2010 Posts: 22 New Member
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Teaching Measurement & Guided Reading Help
08-14-2011, 08:19 PM
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So, I am about to start my second year of teaching. I teach in the fourth grade. Looking back, I can see a lot of things that I REALLY struggled with.

First: Measurement. This was SO difficult for me to teach! I want to better this year, but I can't figure out how to make the kids get it. Any ideas, or really great resources?

Second: Guided Reading. I get the concept; but I am never really sure how to run the group. Should I have them do worksheets? What should I ask them? How long should it take?

I would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks!

 aksuz Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2,441 Blog Entries: 1 Senior Member
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08-14-2011, 08:33 PM
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Math ideas for teaching measurement in the 4th grade.

Double check your state standards to seee EXACTLY what they ask you to do. Then check out some of the links below to see if they can help.

If you have a smartboard look up measurement man on the smart exchange.
Good luck.

http://www.gamequarium.com/measurement.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/WebRes...=2&Std=3&Grd=0

http://www.proteacher.com/100023.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bite...s/shape_space/

http://www.mathwire.com/standards/meas.html

http://techschool.acs.ac/Standards/m...h_Math.htm#4.0: Measurement

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08-14-2011, 08:40 PM
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This website explains things a bit

http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/pd/instr/st...ed/guided.html

http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=260948

 proud2educate Joined: Feb 2011 Posts: 64 Junior Member
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08-15-2011, 07:55 AM
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I going into my 11th year teaching and I still struggle with guided reading. I don't want to overwhelm myself but I want to give the kids worthwhile literacy practice. Definitely a struggle.

 buffysays Joined: Oct 2010 Posts: 22 New Member
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08-15-2011, 11:16 AM
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I am supposed to pull books for my groups and come up with all the questions and everything. I took the balanced literacy training last year. Quite frankly, this didn't really help. They threw so much stuff at me that I couldn't really begin to make it REALLY work.

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 dwfl Joined: Feb 2008 Posts: 244 Full Member
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08-16-2011, 02:15 AM
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One other thing I would suggest is having your reading specialist or another teacher come in and do a group for you, so you can see it, or visiting their classroom. they won't mind!! You could also google: videos of guided reading and you will find some examples. A picture's worth a thousand words!!
-Darlene

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I'm with you buffysay's Thanks Aksuz
08-16-2011, 08:03 PM
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Buffysay's - I'm beginning year 3 and still haven't been real successful with measuring. Let's both do better this year!

Thank you Aksuz for all the links - I'm sure I'll find my way with your help.

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