Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
This entire website is getting a major redesign to enhance the visitor experience on whatever type of device you use to access it including smartphones.
In addition, the entire look and feel of Daily Teaching Tools will be significantly different. My name is Chad Manis, a language arts and journalism teacher with 33 years of classroom experience. Let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for becoming a teacher, and thank you for taking the time to go online in search of resources that you can use in your classroom.
That tells me that you are a dedicated teacher who cares about your kids—and their and our tomorrows. Not everyone can be a teacher. It takes a special sort of person with a lot of patience, creativity, adaptability, fortitude, resourcefulness, and an endless ability to multitask.
But, you ARE that kind of person. I know that feeling all too well. Teachers are being asked to do more and more with less and less. Mission Statement The primary purpose of Daily Teaching Tools is to provide you with free resources, materials, and strategies to enhance your effectiveness with kids.
There are some secondary purposes as well. Many of the tools that you will find here are mine, but just as many I "stole" from the resourceful teachers I've had the pleasure of working with throughout the years. Please feel free to steal, uh, I mean, borrow them from me too.
What you WON'T find here is exactly the sort of stuff that I don't like when I visit websites that focus on teachers and teaching resources. That sort of stuff includes long lists of unexplored websites that were copied and pasted, recommendations for products or services that the authors never tried themselves, stuffy academic language, and above all else, insincerity.
You won't find any of that here. Rationale These economic times have been difficult for all of us. In my case, I was forced into early retirement at the age of 59 because of our district's budgetary constraints.
After all, since I was on the top rung of the salary schedule, the money they were spending on me, could be used to hire two new beginning teachers! More bang for their buck--at my expense, and I think, at the expense of the kids.
I have nothing against beginning teachers whatsoever. After all, I was one myself, once upon a time. But, I also know that experience leads to better teaching and that kids benefit from that. Which brings me to why I'm doing this--as corny as it might sound, I love teaching.
In fact, I am actively pursuing ways to get back into teaching, a task, once again, made more challenging by the state of our economy. In the meantime, while I'm waiting for an opportunity, why not do something that reconnects me with something I love?
I've been working on Daily Teaching Tools for over 8 years now, every day of every week, 7 to 9 hours a day--sometimes more. This is my way of continuing to make a meaningful impact in the world of education. And, I am passionate about it.
All I ask in return is that you support my efforts by sharing an idea with your fellow teachers on the Teachers' Ideas page, or if you have a little spare time chuckle, chortlehow about writing a page for Daily Teaching Tools?
LOTS of teachers would see your work, allowing you to impact the lives of students way beyond the walls of your classroom. For more details, please see this page. This site has grown so much that I figured it was well past time for an updated look.Extended Writing-to-Learn Strategies By: Roberta Sejnost and Sharon Thiese.
Writing enables students to process, organize, formulate, and extend their thinking about what they have been learning. Paragraph Structure Graphic Organizers.
A paragraph is a unit of writing that consists of one or more sentences focusing on a single idea or topic. Each of these titles is available under a Creative Commons license (consult the individual text for the license specifics). Click on the title to view the chapter abstract and a downloadable PDF of the chapter.
The goal of Sudoku is to fill in a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, row, and 3×3 section contain the numbers between 1 to 9. At the beginning of the game, the 9×9 grid will have some of the squares filled in.
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage.
Second graders are polishing a wide range of basic writing skills, including writing legibly, using capitalization and punctuation correctly (most of the time!), and moving from invented spelling to more accurate spelling.