Writing Task Activity Story mapping is the ability to identify the components of a story—setting and characters, as well as the sequence of the story (beginning, middle, and end). Story mapping is an important skill that contributes to a student’s ability to comprehend what he/she has read. This skill is particularly important when reading narrative […]
A recent post introduced our new Reading Comprehension books for grades 7 and 8. Continuing the thread of reading’s preeminence for learning got us thinking about reading, literacy, and education around the country and around the world. Recently published books, such as World Literacy: How Countries Rank and Why It Matters, by Miller and McKenna […]
Kentucky Studies applies the Simple Solutions Approach to Kentucky’s 4th grade academic standards and incorporates the 5 big ideas: geography, history, government, economics, and culture.
Reading is the fundamental building block of all learning. Statistics show that the reading habits and achievement levels of students at all levels is in decline. The US ranks 7th in reading literacy among 60 nations in the world. Although this number has improved, more needs to be done. The key to increasing proficient readers […]
It’s spring, April is coming, and our thoughts turn to—jelly beans! National Jelly Bean Day is April 22. Yay! In spring, however, students often get spring fever. Use jelly-bean fever to help combat this enormous obstacle to learning! You’ll find your students reengaging all over the place when you implement one or more of the […]
What are your goals for teaching reading to 6th, 7th, or 8th graders, and how do you find the time to achieve these goals? One way to shore up reading skills is to make efficient use of independent study time – that includes homework, bell work, study period, or anytime students work on their own. […]
Get Students to Publish Their Writing I had the opportunity to attend OETC (Ohio Educational Technology Conference) in Columbus, Ohio, with my writing team from Simple Solutions. It was exciting to be around teachers who are passionate about their students and what they do every day. For every teacher I met, I know there are […]
You’ve asked, and it’s finally here! Summer Solutions Online Fundraising helps prevent summer learning loss for your students while raising money for your school.
Teachers who use Simple Solutions know that the S2TaR Center has some amazing features that are included when a class set of books is purchased. Not only will they find the Simple Solutions Teacher Editions, but supplemental Resources, a Worksheet Generator, and Digital Quizzes. Simple Solutions Digital Quizzes are an easy way for a […]
It is often said that regular communication between parents and teachers helps improve student success and build positive relationships. With the number of apps out there claiming to be the best, latest, and greatest, it can be overwhelming to know which ones to try. We’re here to narrow the field for you with one of […]