Test-Taking Skills

 Practice test-taking skills this summer! For some middle school kids, taking a test is as scary as facing a shark. One way to ease those fears is to practice test-taking strategies. Our Summer Solutions Study Skills books provide students with note-taking and test-taking strategies that will help them once school starts again in the fall. Download […]

Simple Solutions Reading Sampler

  Check out a digital reading sampler of Simple Solutions Common Core Reading Comprehension that is free to download.  This series aligns with the 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. Each unit is accompanied by a certified Lexile […]

test prep

Don’t Sweat the Test

It is that time of year again, the time when you hope the little darlings in your care since September will be able to show what they know—to the state, the school, and their parents. This is their chance to prove that they’ve mastered grade level material or even surpassed expectations. It all comes down […]

A Flurry of Math

Snow is starting to fall in Northeast Ohio, and to celebrate we’ve created a “Flurry of Math” to keep your students’ math skills sharp.  The worksheet for each grade is coded with the Common Core State Standard that it reinforces.     If you’re looking for more ideas to address the CCSS in Math, be […]

Seventh Grade Math

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Seventh Grade Common Core Math!

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 Math Grade 7 and all its features. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and is coded to show its alignment. The teacher […]

Football Math

    Are you ready for some football?  You and your students don’t have to wait until Sunday; you can play football any day of the week with Simple Solutions Football Math.  Upper-level students will use what they’ve learned in CCSS 4.MD.3 to covert yards, feet, and inches to find the perimeter and area of a […]

Black History Month

Black History Month “I refused to take no for an answer.“ – Bessie Coleman To celebrate Black History Month we have attached a Social Studies and Reading comprehension lesson.  This activity is about another brave African American woman, Bessie Coleman.  The reading comprehension page comes with discussion questions and a downloadable crossword puzzle that is […]

I am thankful for email!

  I love getting presents in the mail, especially when they are surprises.  Today one of our readers sent me pictures of our Thanksgiving Activity that she completed with her students.  In her note, she said that the “Thanksgiving projects turned out so cute.  It was a great project to get them thinking of character […]

Election Day- Students Vote for President

I am sure you have spent time in your classrooms talking about the presidential elections.  We are a little more than two weeks away from Election Day!  Simple Solutions has created some FANTASTIC election ballots for you to use in the classroom to help your students become active participants in the voting process.  There are […]

Halloween Math Simple Solutions Style

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year!  It can be hard for teachers to find activities that are educational yet have a Halloween theme.  Simple Solutions has taken care of that. Below you will find two Halloween math activities. The first is a dot-to-dot for your little ghosts in the primary grades.  The […]