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QARs + Tables = Successful Comprehension of Math Word Problems

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 40-minute sessions
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Janet Beyersdorfer

Arlington Heights, Illinois


International Literacy Association


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Professional Library



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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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.


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