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Using Motivational Posters as bulletin boards

Creating Important and Meaningful Bulletin Boards

Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards with Motivational Posters Today I am continuing with part 2 of my series on Ideas for Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards. (Find Part 1 HERE.) With so little time and so much to do, teachers can become so stressed over creating bulletin boards. Don’t let this be

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fall picture books for upper elementary

Fall Picture Books for Upper Elementary

Are you looking for some great fall picture books for upper elementary? These are some of my all time favorite fall picture books that students love, and I do too! Fall is truly my favorite time of the year, and I also love finding simple ways to celebrate fall in

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abc reading strategy

Creative ABC Brainstorm Strategy Ideas

Chances are, you are familiar with the ABC Brainstorm Strategy. This reading strategy is often used as a “before” activity to help students activate their prior knowledge, but have you ever considered other ways this strategy can be utilized? Find some creative ways to use the ABC Brainstorm Strategy in

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using picture books to teach metaphors

Using Picture Books for Teaching Metaphors: 6 Great Ideas

Ideas for Using Picture Books for Teaching Metaphors I love teaching reading, and one of my favorite things to teach is figurative language. Not only do I enjoy teaching students to find and identify different types of figurative language, I love discovering and sharing beautiful figurative language from children’s books.

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strategies for writing summaries

3 Wonderful Strategies for Writing Summaries

Do you use any strategies for writing summaries with your upper elementary reading students? Summarizing is a brief account of the main points of a story. On the surface this seems simple, but for many students, summarizing is a challenge. Explicitly teaching as well as modeling and practice is needed

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