Foolish Franz – A Play for Two Readers

The story of “Foolish Franz” is based on a tale called “Clever Hans” by the Brothers Grimm. The play has just two characters, Franz and his mother, and therefore lends itself to a paired or choral reading. This free lesson includes instructions for both paired reading and choral reading activities, as well as questions and […]

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Common Core Reading Series

This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text.  All items are coded to show alignment with the Common Core State Standards.This includes lessons, quizzes, and the Pre/Post-Test, as […]

Common Core ELA

First Grade Common Core ELA

L.1.2a – L.1.2b  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. The items in each Simple Solutions lesson are aligned directly with the CCSS. Teachers always know which standard is being addressed. The Topic Guide shows the order in which the standards are introduced. Students are assessed weekly. The results provide important feedback that […]

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April Showers Math

April The month of April brings a lot of rain to northeast Ohio where the Simple Solutions and Summer Solutions office is located. These rainy days inspired our “April Showers” first-grade math activity. Students can follow along on the attached worksheet while you demonstrate Common Core Standard 1.NBT.3 on the SMART board. This standard compares two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and […]

Summer Solutions Kindergarten: Special Edition

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit East Woods School where my daughters, Megan and Emma, attend 4th grade.  I was there as a “visiting professor” to teach the 4th grade students in Mrs. Antes and Mrs. DeLeo’s classes about my career as a workbook author at Bright Ideas Press, LLC. During my […]

Summer

Summer Really is Coming!

Summer may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it. If you haven’t ordered your Summer Solutions books yet, now is the time! Summer Solutions is an easy-to-use, budget friendly way to fight summer learning loss. If you are a teacher or other school representative, call or email us to activate […]

Second Grade Common Core ELA

Second Grade Common Core ELA The Simple Solutions approach has been proven to raise test scores, build student confidence, and improve long-term retention. Take a closer look, as we shine the light on Simple Solutions Common Core English Grade 2. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and is coded to show its alignment. […]

Simple Solutions Common Core English Grade Three

  A few months ago, over 3,000 schools across the country received examination copies of Simple Solutions Common Core English Grammar & Mechanics for one semester of grade 3.  These books are fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards. They are available for Grades K through 8, and can be previewed and ordered now. […]

Eighth Grade Common Core Math

Simple Solutions Shines the Light on Eighth Grade Common Core Math!

  The items in each Simple Solutions lesson are aligned directly with the CCSS. Teachers always know which standard is being addressed. The Topic Guide shows the order in which the standards are introduced. The At-A-Glance pages are written by teachers for teachers. These pages deconstruct each standard and present it in an easy-to-understand format. Teachers know EXACTLY what students […]

Thanksgiving Nouns

Thanksgiving Nouns

November has arrived, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! At Bright Ideas Press, we are thankful for the dedicated teachers, parents, and students who use Simple Solutions. To show how grateful we are, we created a first-grade Thanksgiving noun activity that aligns with the English Common Core Standard L.1.1b. Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2 SMART […]