Are you searching for effective vocabulary instruction for your upper elementary students? Vocabulary instruction has a profound impact on a student’s ability to comprehend. Research has long shown the importance of effective vocabulary instruction in upper elementary classrooms. By understanding and utilizing best practices, teachers can help students increase their
When I think of spring, I think of nature. It is a season of new life, blossoms, and beauty. Spring is also a great time to get creative! That is why spring is a perfect time for your students to develop their creativity through poetry. This post provides five fun
Teaching character analysis in upper elementary is one powerful way to help our students improve their reading comprehension. When students understand the motivations, conflicts, and traits of the characters in a story, they can gain a deeper understanding of the plot, themes, and overall meaning of the text. Character analysis
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There are many benefits when students write about reading. Write about reading activities can help students improve reading skills and comprehension. Write about reading activities can also help the teacher understand the student’s level of comprehension, and it can hold students accountable for their reading. There are many ways to
Helping our upper elementary students develop comprehension skills is a complex task. One step in this task is teaching story elements. Find ideas for teaching story elements with your upper elementary students. On the basic level, students must be able to identify key story elements when they read: character, setting,
Homophones can be very tricky and confusing even for students in upper grades. How do you teach homophones in a fun way? Find 7 fun and creative ways to teach homophones and help your students correctly use these tricky and confusing words. Homophones are words that sound alike but have
Transforming the often dreaded parts of speech lessons into an engaging and enjoyable experience is no longer a challenge when you incorporate these parts of speech coloring pages into your upper elementary grammar lessons. These fun parts of speech coloring pages are tailor-made for upper elementary students and will provide
Are you looking for decorating ideas for an ELA classroom? Upper elementary classroom decor and middle school decor probably look a lot different than your lower elementary classrooms. What is important to include in your language arts classroom decor for upper elementary? Let’s look at 5 decorating ideas for an
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