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April 12, 2016

Using Printables for Remediation

By Brian Smith
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    Spring has sprung, and if you are on a traditional school calendar, the light at the end of your school year tunnel is the summer sun. However, right now there is still so much content to cover, assessments to make, and... what about your students? What do you do with  those kids who need remediation to make it through the final countdown to vacation?

    Remediation, by definition, is correction of something insufficient. The big point that needs to be made is that there are no “insufficient” students but rather teaching that wasn't quite right to meet a particular student's needs. Remediating early is always best practice, but working on specific areas of concerns with students at any point is beneficial.

    Working one-on-one or in a small group with students who need remediation is the best instructional choice, but you can’t work with that individual or group all day, so what do you do? One answer is a printable for the student to work on that addresses their specific need. Hunting down the right printable always took a lot of my planning time. I would go to my shelf of workbooks and try to find the right skill on a sheet with the classroom’s current theme. Then I found Scholastic Teachables and it has been a huge time-saver.

    My personal favorites are the monthly printable packets. These packets are each about 33 pages and full of timely ideas and reproducibles. They include a detailed content list and answer keys. And for the first time you can now purchase just a single packet without committing to a subscription. As a special April offering to Top Teaching readers, the individual printable pages pictured here are free for a limited time.

    April K-2 Printables

    April PreK K Printable Packet

    The April PreK–K Printable Packet includes several whole-class activities like an April Activity Calendar and adorable songs to teach your class. My favorite remediation tools in this packet are the Colors of the Earth mini-book and the letter identification activities of the Hidden Picture and the Letter Search.

     

     

     

     

    The Colors of the Earth Cover

     

    April Grades 1 - 2 Printables Packet

     

     

    April 12 Printable Packet

    The April 1–2 Printable Packet also includes a fantastic April Activity Calendar and great National Poetry Month activities. My favorite remediation tools in this packet are the Fishing Season simple addition and subtraction sheet, and the Bunny Math simple addition to 12 sheet with bunny number line.

     

     

     

    April Grades 3 - 4 Printables Packet

     

    April 34 Printable Packet

    The April 3–4 Printable Packet includes another great April Activity Calendar and fun Earth Day and Arbor Day ideas. My favorite remediation tool in this packet is Snaky Tape Measuring Pattern.

     

     

     

     

     

    Don't forget to check out the other printables offered by Scholastic Teachables. There is something there for every level and every topic.

    Connect with me, dad2ella, on Twitter and Pinterest.

    I can't wait to see you next time.

    Spring has sprung, and if you are on a traditional school calendar, the light at the end of your school year tunnel is the summer sun. However, right now there is still so much content to cover, assessments to make, and... what about your students? What do you do with  those kids who need remediation to make it through the final countdown to vacation?

    Remediation, by definition, is correction of something insufficient. The big point that needs to be made is that there are no “insufficient” students but rather teaching that wasn't quite right to meet a particular student's needs. Remediating early is always best practice, but working on specific areas of concerns with students at any point is beneficial.

    Working one-on-one or in a small group with students who need remediation is the best instructional choice, but you can’t work with that individual or group all day, so what do you do? One answer is a printable for the student to work on that addresses their specific need. Hunting down the right printable always took a lot of my planning time. I would go to my shelf of workbooks and try to find the right skill on a sheet with the classroom’s current theme. Then I found Scholastic Teachables and it has been a huge time-saver.

    My personal favorites are the monthly printable packets. These packets are each about 33 pages and full of timely ideas and reproducibles. They include a detailed content list and answer keys. And for the first time you can now purchase just a single packet without committing to a subscription. As a special April offering to Top Teaching readers, the individual printable pages pictured here are free for a limited time.

    April K-2 Printables

    April PreK K Printable Packet

    The April PreK–K Printable Packet includes several whole-class activities like an April Activity Calendar and adorable songs to teach your class. My favorite remediation tools in this packet are the Colors of the Earth mini-book and the letter identification activities of the Hidden Picture and the Letter Search.

     

     

     

     

    The Colors of the Earth Cover

     

    April Grades 1 - 2 Printables Packet

     

     

    April 12 Printable Packet

    The April 1–2 Printable Packet also includes a fantastic April Activity Calendar and great National Poetry Month activities. My favorite remediation tools in this packet are the Fishing Season simple addition and subtraction sheet, and the Bunny Math simple addition to 12 sheet with bunny number line.

     

     

     

    April Grades 3 - 4 Printables Packet

     

    April 34 Printable Packet

    The April 3–4 Printable Packet includes another great April Activity Calendar and fun Earth Day and Arbor Day ideas. My favorite remediation tool in this packet is Snaky Tape Measuring Pattern.

     

     

     

     

     

    Don't forget to check out the other printables offered by Scholastic Teachables. There is something there for every level and every topic.

    Connect with me, dad2ella, on Twitter and Pinterest.

    I can't wait to see you next time.

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