About Sara Fetahagic

Sara holds a BA in English and Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. A native Houstonian, she began writing for Piqosity in 2021.

Why You Should Apply for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship

If you’re a West Virginian high schooler looking for ways to finance your college education, consider the West Virginia Promise Scholarship, a lucrative, merit-based scholarship open to graduating seniors. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about this opportunity to best prepare you for college and scholarship application season! What is [...]

By |2022-11-29T20:32:58-06:00November 29th, 2022|College Resources|

The Best OER Materials for K-12 Teachers

Open Educational Resources, OER for short, have been gaining popularity in the academic community for the last several years due to the benefits they can bring educators and classrooms of all levels, especially underfunded schools and classes. In short: OER are copyright-free educational materials that are entirely free to use and edit alternatives to [...]

By |2022-11-30T16:49:37-06:00November 18th, 2022|English, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

FREE Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

The time of year to give thanks is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with thanksgiving activities for your classroom! Conducting holiday-themed activities is a fantastic way to secure your students’ attention and help them practice key reading and math skills. If you’re blanking on ideas for thanksgiving for your students to celebrate [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:05:37-06:00November 11th, 2022|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

Free Printable Halloween Activities – ELA and Math

There is no better way to celebrate the tricks and treats of All Hallows Eve while having your students practice key ELA and math skills than with printable Halloween activities! From spooky writing prompts to a coordinate plane full of creepy creatures, look no further for effective and easy-to-use practice for students. Each of [...]

By |2022-10-21T19:03:00-05:00October 21st, 2022|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

Fun Diwali Activities for Your Classroom

ELA-based Diwali activities give your middle and high school students the chance to work on English and Reading skills in a fun and engaging way. They can also introduce students to different cultures or literary genres with which they may not already be familiar. The following free Diwali activities for students—including a word search, [...]

By |2022-11-21T17:40:40-06:00October 21st, 2022|English, Holidays, Teachers & Tutors|

8 Summer Reading Books for 8th Graders

We’ve curated a collection of eight summer reading books for 8th graders to help students sharpen their reading skills before the upcoming school year! Here at Piqosity, we take summer learning loss seriously. Although 8th graders need time to relax and spend time with their friends over the summer, it shouldn’t come at the [...]

By |2022-08-19T19:36:50-05:00August 19th, 2022|English|

Tips for Summer Learning Loss Prevention – Stop the Summer Slide!

Summer learning loss prevention is key in ensuring that no students are left behind when school starts up again.​​ Students who allow their brains to idle over summer risk a knowledge loss that leads to cumulative deficits year over year. Conversely, students who continue learning over the summer earn higher test scores and place [...]

By |2022-08-10T13:19:46-05:00August 10th, 2022|English, Learning Tips, Math|

5 Books for 5th Graders to Read Over the Summer

Piqosity has curated this selection of five engaging books for 5th graders to read over the summer break to provide a resource for upper elementary students on the search for summer reading! Avoid summer learning loss — summer reading is vital for both maintaining and improving upon the reading skills students work so hard [...]

By |2022-07-11T10:54:32-05:00July 8th, 2022|English, Learning Tips|

Tim Suchsland’s Writings from Kazakhstan in Online ISEE Middle Level Test Prep

At Piqosity, we're building an adaptive e-learning platform with content developed by experienced educators and writers. School counselor, writer, and artist Tim Suchsland is the archetypical renaissance man from whom his Seattle-area students and now Piqosity users are lucky to have. Two reading comprehensions passages from our ISEE Middle Level test prep course are [...]

By |2022-07-26T13:31:45-05:00July 1st, 2022|English, ISEE: Middle Level|

Author Robin Owens’ “Letters to Grange” Adapted for Upcoming ELA 7 Course

Each of our ELA courses has nearly 100 passages – after students read one, they are tasked with answering ten reading comprehension questions. We typically source these passages from academic or news sources, public domain literature, or our excellent staff of writers.  “Letters to Grange” is different – Houston teacher and author Robin Owens [...]

By |2022-05-03T12:57:09-05:00May 6th, 2022|English, Piqosity News|
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