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
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
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
With fall in the air and Halloween approaching, it is the perfect time to sprinkle in a little writing magic into your classroom. What better way to spark your students’s imaginations than with spook-tacular writing prompts? Read on to find some fun writing ideas and Halloween writing prompts for 4th
If you teach reading, then you are already well aware that teaching reading comprehension is very complex. Teaching reading comprehension is much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece represents strategies and skills that are important to the entire picture. In upper elementary, part of those important pieces include
Summer for teachers always seems to fly by, and back-to-school season races here before we know it! Soon the school hallways will be filled with the laughter and excitement of our new group of students, so here are 12 great tips to start the school year strong that will help
Are you ready to break the boredom of grammar practice and discover how to make grammar fun? Fun Grammar Practice Do you ever struggle with finding grammar practice that is not boring? Or do you see your students frown every day when it is time for grammar? Teaching grammar can
Are you looking for simple and meaningful ways to enhance your ELA classroom this year? Look no further. I have compiled a list of 10 fantastic grammar and reading bulletin board ideas for this 2023-2024 school year that will not only reinforce important language and/or reading concepts but will be
I don’t know why I like bee themed classroom decor and ideas so much. Just a few days before I wrote this blog post, I was stung on the leg by a bee…well, technically a wasp. At that particular moment, believe you me, I wasn’t thinking about how cute a
Teaching dependent and independent clauses in upper elementary does not have to be as tricky or difficult as you think. When I first began teaching dependent and independent clauses, I struggled. I thought it would be difficult to help my students understand clauses and how they relate to complex sentences,
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