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Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

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Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Valerie A. Adair, M.Ed.

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


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Nicole Kruschel

June 24, 2012

Thank you for suggesting Storybird! I love it and can't wait to use it with my students! What an amazing, inspirational site!


Tracey Jones

June 26, 2011

My fourth grade students enjoyed Math Curse and enjoyed writing their own word problems. We used the Web 2.0 tool called Storybird. The students used the various Storybird art portfolios to "inspire" their word problem. Then they wrote their word problem and created their Storybird book using the art that inspired their writing. Each student published their Storybird, then read and commented on at least one peer's Storybird. In order to satisfy a language arts expectation that all students send and retrive an email, students emailed their Storybird to a parent and to me.



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