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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
These math and science activities will have your students exploring time and matter while enjoying a cute puppy theme. These are extensions to the lessons found in our 2nd grade Simple Solutions Common Core Math and Science books that schools across the country are using. Keep an eye out for our next blog in which […]
Download a lesson and answer key from the Simple Solutions Ohio Studies book about the Wright Brothers. Click on the image below to download the free lesson!
The ability to read impacts all aspects of life, but above all, reading is essential for learning. That’s why schools and districts all over the country set rigorous reading proficiency goals for students in the primary grades. From preschool through third grade, children are learning to read; by fourth grade, they are reading to learn, […]
The ability to read impacts all aspects life, but above all, reading is essential for learning. That’s why schools and districts all over the country set rigorous reading proficiency goals for students in the primary grades. From preschool through third grade, children are learning to read; by fourth grade, they are reading to learn, and […]