shark week

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.   […]

Apple Investigation

Apple season is here! But apples aren’t just for the lunch room anymore! The classroom activities are endless. Whether you are looking for an engaging writing project, an interactive science lesson, or a cross-curricular unit, Simple Solutions has got you covered.  Below are some possibilities to help you “harvest” the most from your class this […]

What’s the Buzz About Cicadas?

A cicada craze is taking hold at Simple Solutions! Why?  It happens somewhere almost every year, and this year it’s happening in our home state! Any day now, the 17-year cicadas (Brood V) will most likely be arriving in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. (If you don’t live in any of these states, […]

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 […]

Summer Solutions Order Today!

We launched our FIRST EVER web only special!  Use coupon code:  WEB20 to get 20% off all of your Summer Solutions books.  There are a few weeks of summer left, use that time to get your child ready for the upcoming school year.  The code is only good until July 26, 2015 so don’t wait to […]

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 […]

Pablo Picasso

This week’s activity combines Pablo Picasso’s birthday (October 25th), Halloween, and an English Common Core activity all in one lesson!  There is a lot of information about Pablo Picasso on the internet, and we highly recommend previewing any sites your students will use.  Some of Picasso’s work may not be appropriate for elementary aged children. […]

Sixth Grade Common Core Math

Simple Solutions Shines the Light on Sixth 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 6 and all its features. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and […]

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 ready to be […]