Saturday, February 23, 2013

Updates, WInner, and Freebies

After many requests, I updated my Decoding Strategies pack to include a poster for each strategy. Here are a couple of examples:
If you have already bought this pack you can re-download and get the additions for free.

If you haven't checked out my best seller yet you can click {HERE} to take a peek.

I'm happy to announce that Lori Polkadotowl won my new Gilbert and the Lost Tooth Book Club packet!

 Now for the freebies. I think the Common Core has really helped me be more purposeful about teaching my students to explain their thinking. I make anchor charts like this support the standards of Mathematical Practice.

 The students use it to first decide which strategy (orange) they will try, then decide which tool (tool icons) they will use.  {You may remember I shared a subtraction one like this earlier in the year.}

This week we are working on addition strategies again, this time with a focus on doubles, near doubles, and making ten (Topic 14 for Envision users.)

The trick this week is for the students to determine which addition fact will best help them solve the problem. So after practicing each separately, I will give the students this cut and glue tree map to see if they can apply this knowledge to a strategy sort.

 If you'd like a free copy of the anchor chart and cut and glue sort just click {HERE.}
I know we are all really busy but I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment so I know that someone actually reads this blog. :-)



  1. Thank you for this. I love the tree map idea! I'm off to search for the subtraction chart!

  2. Jenn, I always love reading your blog and using your TPT products. My favorite is your sight word stars. It has really helped my students and their sight word fluency.

    Thanks for the anchor chart freebie!

  3. I love to read your blog and see your new ideas. Your addition strategy chart will be a great help to me and my students.

  4. Hi Jenn! I love, love, love the anchor chart. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  5. The posters you made to go with the Decoding Strategies look terrific! I also love the anchor chart for math strategies. Thanks for sharing!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. Great anchor chart! Thank you for the freebies!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  7. Jenn, I LOVE your blog; it's the first one I read/check on every day. I l use your materials and ideas all the time. I appreciate the additional charts you added to the decoding strategies. I will be printing them off when I go into school tomorrow. And thank you for the addition strategy poster -- it's been on my to do list to make one. Thanks for reading my mind!


  8. Thanks so much for updating your decoding strategies packet. I love the idea of having a poster for each strategy. . . I'm off to re-download right now.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  9. So cute! Love the decoding posters! Thanks for the freebies.


  10. We are working on addition strategies now so this will be great!