Word Sort – Money, Money, Money

I’ve just finished a card sort to go along with the money content cards.  You may want to consider using both.  I’ve also included four idea sheets for using the content cards with students.  The idea sheets are designed to align with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (3rd grade), but if you teach the basic money concepts, they’ll work for you as well.

Download a set of the money sort cards and enjoy using them!  Don’t forget to come back and share your own good ideas here!

Content Cards – Money, Money, Money

1.There is a front and back side to this content card.  Even at the third-grade level, there’s a lot of information for students to learn.

2.Use this as a study card for students.  But remember that any time you have a visual for students, you want to make sure to use it as a teaching tool.  I know you know this, but don’t focus on all of the parts at once.  Draw the attention of your students to the card as you teach the different parts in your lessons.

3.Show students how to use a piece of paper to cover the parts of the chart you’re not working with. 

Click here to download the Money Content Cards.

Questions?  Just email me:  Datadeb@successlineinc.com

Kindergarten Data Sheet – Can students write their names?

One of the things kindergarten teachers like to track is how students are coming along with writing their names.  So here is an idea for doing that.  What is great about this tracking sheet is that the interventions are built in!  I’ve put in a few illustrative examples to show you how to connect interventions and strategies to the data.  Notice how simple using data really is.

I’ve included a number of things you may want to download and try:  The overview sheet with tips about using the tracking chart, the tracking chart in a PowerPoint so you can customize it how you wish, and the tracking chart in EXCEL for those who might like to keep the records electronically.

Rapid Response Cards – Checking for Understanding

This is a response technique to give students practice in answering recall and some critical thinking types of questions.  Rapid Response Cards are any type of response cards you use with your students.  They are called Rapid Response Cards because they are a quick way to obtain responses from all of the students in your class at one time. You can ask a question and have everyone hold up an answer. This is a terrific way to assess students on the questions you ask.  This is a quick and effective technique to use when you want to check for understanding.  Prepare a master set of response cards – use black ink on bright yellow cardstock for cards that are easy to see.  (You may even want to laminate the response cards so that they will “wear” well.)

 Download theses pdfs:  Overview sheet, black and white template, yellow template.