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Earth Day Activities for Elementary Students

10 Great Earth Day Activities for Elementary Students

April is the perfect time for celebrating nature and the beauty of our planet. Also, it is the perfect time to remind our students of our responsibilities to keep our planet healthy. Why not incorporate some fun Earth Day activities for elementary students to help learn more about taking care

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spring poetry writing activities

7 Great Spring Poetry Writing Activities

With April and springtime comes National Poetry Month! While poetry is wonderful to teach anytime throughout the year, spring is a great time to focus on poetry. The season’s beauty can offer our students much inspiration for writing poetry. Read about these seven spring poetry writing activities for simple and

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free reading fiction graphic organizers

Free Reading Fiction Graphic Organizers

Would you like free reading fiction graphic organizers? If you know me, you know that graphic organizers are my jam. I just love a good set of graphic organizers, and I have spent years creating and perfecting hundreds of different graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are visual tools that help students

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3 benefits of teaching adverbs

3 Great Benefits of Teaching Adverbs

If you are a reading/language arts/writing teacher, you may wonder why you should even bother teaching adverbs. With all the other important skills and strategies that must be taught, why should adverbs be part of those lessons? Let’s look at three benefits of adverbs instruction in upper elementary and how

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Fun Christmas Poem Ideas for Upper Elementary

7 Fun Christmas Poem Ideas for Upper Elementary

As the holiday season approaches, why not infuse some festive cheer into your classroom with these seven fun Christmas poem ideas for upper elementary? Poetry does not have to be saved and only taught in the spring. Christmas poetry writing is a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity as well as

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teaching tall tales in upper elementary

Why Teaching Tall Tales in Upper Elementary is a Great Idea

Tall tales are stories that include extreme exaggerations and characters who solve problems in unbelievable ways. These characters usually seem much larger than life. Unfortunately, tall tales often get overlooked in upper elementary. Why then is using this genre and teaching tall tales in upper elementary a good idea? Why

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