Once the kids have this scaffolded format down, we move to a less structured format.
I always have them do a Problem of the Day after they finish their Morning Work activity sheet. I have a large flip book of math story problems from my district's old McGraw Hill math adoption. It's great! If I don't have these sheets copied out ahead of time, they just sketch this graphic organizer out themselves on scrap paper.
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How do you teach about word problems and problem solving?