Recently, I was chatting with the counselor with whom I work about the statewide assessment for our English Language Learners which requires the use of writing samples in order to evaluate the students' progress toward understanding how to speak, read, write, and listen to English. The ... read more

## The 12 Days of Back to School: Day Five- Five Packs of Pens

On the fifth day of back to school, my principal gave to me, five packs of pens with a mixed-up set of TEs. Over the years, journaling has been the single most valuable tool for me in the classroom. Math journals are a great assessment tool for evaluating your students’ understanding of a specific ... read more

## TpT Seller Challenge: Math Journal Rubric & Scoring Guide with a Brand New Cover!

Hello All! I joined a TPT Seller Challenge this week and have just completed the first challenge. I am so excited to share it with you-- a new product cover for my essential Math Journal Rubric & Scoring Guide pack. Journals are a great way to integrate writing in math and encourage your ... read more

## Math with Ms. Routt- Math Lesson and Assessment/ Journal

The last two components of my math block are the math lesson and lesson assessment. I use the 5-E lesson model to teach new math content. I like the 5-E model because it allows the students to explore and discover the content on their own before I provide additional information and strategies. The ... read more

## Doing Math the Routty Way: Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 9)

Journals- Math journals are a great assessment tool for evaluating your students’ understanding of a specific skill or concept. They also strengthen your students’ writing and communication skills within the context of a mathematical situation or problem. In addition, regular use of math ... read more