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Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts

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Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

David Whitin

David Whitin

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Phyllis Whitin

Phyllis Whitin

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

Students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills add up as they decipher word problems and use what they’ve learned to solve a crossword puzzle.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 10  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Multigenre Mapper

This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

NCTE's Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award is announced today.

Students conduct research and write original works of nonfiction on topics of their choice.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics

David and Phyllis Whitin offer K–6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literacy + Math = Creative Connections in the Elementary Classroom

This book details the importance of establishing a literacy-mathematics connection for students and offers suggestions and ideas for improving math skills while fostering literacy growth.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Nonfiction Inquiry: Using Real Reading and Writing to Explore the World

Nonfiction is the genre most likely to spur children’s passion and wonder for learning. This article discusses way to motivate children to read nonfiction.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

Written with the Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy.

 

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