PAGE: Election Day Vocabulary
Get your FREE Presidential Election Vocabulary Class Book today to use in the upper elementary classroom! Grab this printable or digital class book to help teach 19 important election-related vocabulary words! The perfect presidential election activity for upper elementary students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade with a variety of activities ideas included. Get your FREE Presidential Election vocabulary class book today!
Informational Texts for Middle School and Upper Elementary Round-up
There are so many ways that you can go with informational texts, and that seems to go for not only reading lessons using
Ways to Develop Social-Emotional Skills in the Classroom
Focusing on social-emotional skills such as kindness in the classroom encourages kids to develop social skills and emotional awareness.
Basic Writing Skills
Use fun, imaginative learning tools like these writing prompts to help kids become familiar with the basic writing skills they’ll need to become great writers!
Empower students by giving them an opportunity to learn and write about bullying & promote bullying awareness in their own words. #bullyingfacts #bullyingawareness #journalbuddies
Both educators & parents need to be aware of bullying facts and statistics in order to spot the signs and symptoms of bullying. While students are likely familiar with the concept of bullying & aware of its damaging impact on the school community, they may not always know how to properly address it. Empower students by giving them an opportunity to learn and write about bullying & promote bullying awareness in their own words. #bullyingfacts #bullyingawareness #journalbuddies
8 Place Value Books for Teaching Second Grade Students
This blog post shares eight place value books for second grade to teach your students about the values of numbers!
Teaching Research Writing in Upper Elementary
Often research has high emphasis in secondary grades, but the importance of teaching research writing in upper elementary
Reading Comprehension Strategy Series: How To Teach Determining Importance in the Upper Elementary Classroom — THE CLASSROOM NOOK
As with many things that students learn in school, there are several fundamental skills that are needed in order to develop newer, more complex skills. Determining importance is one of those fundamental skills that will lead to greater success in mastering other concepts and skills.&nb
Using Rubrics to Make Teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Easier
If you aren't using rubrics to grade regularly in your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom, then you are missing out on an easy opportunity to make grading quicker, more fair, more transparent, and easier for parents and students to understand. Check out these tips for using rubrics with upper elementary students, as well as free online rubric maker recommendations. Using rubrics is a win-win for everyone involved in terms of grading.
Build a Pizza Digital Game for 2-Digit Addition
Engage your students with this super fun digital Build-A-Pizza game that is perfect to play in class or for distance learning. No prep! A correct answer adds toppings to your pizza! Kids love it! A recording sheet is included for students to show their thinking as they solve each problem. After they have solved the problem, students tap the correct answer. If they are correct, a topping is added to their pizza!
Text Structure Activities Students Will Love
Text structure is something my students always seemed to struggle with. We would practice and practice and they still wouldn't understand. I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn't the text they were confused about as much as it was the vocabulary. I quickly realized we just need a little more hands on practice to be able to make it stick in a way that would be memorable for the students.
How To Teach Close Reading When You Can't Mark The Text
Close reading can be tough if students can't mark the text- I have the answer! You will find lots of ideas and tips on how to teach close reading strategies without allowing students to mark up text in this post! Close reading a great strategy to use in the upper elementary grades as a way to improve reading comprehension.
CRAFT CLOCK FREEBIE
This 13 page packet includes templates to create this cute flower craft clock. What a wonderful way for your students to get hands-on practice telling time with an anolog clock. Can be used in small groups, math centers, independent practice or guided math time.
6 Ways to Make Close Reading More Engaging
Close reading is a strategy where students read a passage multiple times in order to gain a deeper understanding of the text. When I first attacked close reading with my students, there was a lot of complaining. Here are 6 ways to make close reading meaningful and engaging.