Mrs. Refsland's Resources
20. Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics site has many resources and up-to-date information of upcoming conferences and events. A great resource for Minnesota math teachers to connect with other area math teachers.
21. If you are looking for an educational experience field trip, this site has many resources in the State of Minnesota for students. It also has assemblies/performers, area attractions and a calendar of events happening in that particular month.
Bulletin Board and Classroom Ideas
22. Pinterest has bulletin board ideas as well as poster ideas for the classroom in both English or Spanish. There are many art ideas as well to enhance the student’s classroom learning experience.
23. Free printable material for bulletin boards or handouts in both English and Spanish for religious education is available at this site. This site links to Pinterest and Teachers-Pay-Teachers too. http://www.catholickidsbulletin.com/
Reading Comprehension Skills
24. A website for reading comprehension across the content areas is what you will find. This site gives access to lesson plans, opportunity for student interaction, print outs, and videos in the reading language arts, but also in science, technology, and mathematics. http://www.readwritethink.org/
25. Cube Creator is an online interactive way for students to breakdown their writing skills whether stories, biographies, autobiographies or a math word problem. Teachers and/or students can create their own planning sheet or use the existing templates—students will create a cube by printing the computer generated net. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/cube_creator/
26. Kahoot gives teachers the opportunity to create formative assessments in a game-like structure for all students to see and answer. Students enjoy the lively quick responses and competitiveness of the assessments. https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/kahoot
27. IgnitedEd provides reading comprehension strategies in the math classroom by using intriguing, out of the ordinary themes, especially for the diverse classroom or the ELL student. It has methods to improve elementary math literacy, poster ideas, and links to project based learning using hands-on methods.https://fuelgreatminds.com/comprehension-strategies-in-the-math-classroom/
28. Atlas works closely with MN Department of Education to create Professional Development for teachers, especially those teaching adults. This site has a library of numeracy resources and instruction in understanding and implementing Common Core Curriculum Standards. It offers strategies to improve comprehension and vocabulary. http://atlasabe.org/resources/numeracy
29. Reading and writing connection improves comprehension. There are writing resources, newsletters and articles to aid teachers in teaching this skill. http://atlasabe.org/resources/writing/reading-writing-connections
30. Reading rocket aids the elementary teacher in finding books for students that they will love. It offers group learning strategies to improve reading comprehension. http://www.readingrockets.org/
31. Students’ comprehension improves when reading books at their Lexile level. Find books for students or use their free Lexile analyzer to match the student’s reading Lexile level to a book. https://lexile.com/
32. Reading rocket has suggestions for the student with attention and learning deficits.
33. Reading rocket has ten ideas to help support students with autism.
34. PANDA, Minnesota specialists in disabilities gives an explanation of several disabilities and ways of intervention to assist the learner. Teachers have access to specialists to call or email if they have a question about a disability. https://mn.abedisabilities.org/
35. For vocabulary instruction use Quizlet. Make your own word lists and definitions or use other users’ lists for your students. The subject matter is endless—it may be used for learning vocabulary words of other languages too.
36. The Frayer Model, a graphic organizer for vocabulary words, can be found at this site. It has resources for educators to improve adolescent literacy from grades 4-12.
37. Sign up for online professional development to help the struggling student in math. Online newsletter with cutting edge ideas, teaching videos, and much more are available to help students have significant level gains in mathematics. https://www.youcubed.org
38. I am member of Minnesota Numeracy Instruction Networking Group through Schoology. A network with co-horts from around the state that share ideas, professional learning opportunities, websites and much in math instruction.
39. It has great standards-aligned lesson plans, tasks, assessments, and more in both ELA and Mathematics. They also have professional development resources for instructors.
Looking for more resources? As a teacher, I would love to help.