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A student with basic fact fluency can apply strategies or retrieve known facts quickly. Games are powerful tools for developing fluency because they provide significant practice and a forum for describing and hearing strategies. The guide’s strategies, games, and assessment tools offer a powerful approach to basic fact mastery, helping every child develop fluency with their multiplication facts (and related division facts), while simultaneously increasing their number sense and confidence in mathematics. This dramatically different approach to basic fact mastery replaces long-used practices that have led many learners to dislike math and feel anxious about their abilities.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2018) 8 1/2" x 11", 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
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