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Teaching Nonfiction Reading Strategies: One Pager

My students have had a fabulous time learning about the Statue of Liberty. In fact, my friend who cuts my hair told me that some of my students came into her beauty shop telling her all about the information they had learned about the Statue of Liberty! Now that makes me want

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Sequence

Although my blog name is “Teaching Fourth,” I have not always taught fourth grade. I started my teaching career in sixth grade. The following year I had an opportunity to move down to fifth grade. I stayed in fifth grade eight or nine years (I believe…). I then moved down

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Doggie Haiku Poems

I can’t believe it is already November! October simply flew by.  I wanted to stop by and show you something we have been up to in our classroom. This week we worked on poetry in our reading classes. For fun, I read the class Dogku by Andrew Clements. By the

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Beautiful Bulletin Boards

I teach with some wonderful ladies (and 1 gentleman). They are dedicated, caring, and so creative! These are a sample of the bulletin boards that adorn our hallways this year thanks to the creativity of our teachers. This rainbow bulletin board is beautiful! I love the little clear marbles that are hung

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Favorite Read Alouds for the First Week of School

I always say that it takes two weeks for everyone to get settled in at the beginning of school. Routines are established, schedules are in place, students and teachers are settled in. I think we are now reaching that point, and now we are ready for a year of learning!

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Hot Air Balloon Bulletin Board

This past month has been a whirlwind! Between my dad spending an extended time in the hospital, vacation to Disney World, softball games, and preparing for our state test,  this little blog had to be put on the back burner for a while. Now that I have a chance to

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Mitten Art

I love art doing art projects with my class, and although we don’t have an art teacher or a set time to do art, sometimes I just have to take some time out to let the kiddos enjoy making and creating. That is exactly what we did with this mitten

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Cause and Effect and Free Graphic Organizer

In my last post I shared a list of picture books that are perfect for teaching cause and effect.  Today, I want to share with you the books that I chose to use with my class.  I used Spiders by Seymour Simon to model locating cause and effect in the

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picture books to teach cause and effect

5 Wonderful Picture Books to Teach Cause and Effect

Picture Books to Teach Cause and Effect Fourth graders often struggle with cause and effect situations. Using picture books or mentor text is a great way to help students grasp this reading skill. I want to share some of my favorite picture books to teach cause and effect.    Cause

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A No Prep Lesson: Making Teaching Easier, Not Harder

My school year is now rolling full speed ahead! I always look forward to the feeling that I have when it seems that the students and I are in a routine:  beginning of the year routines are established, the kiddos know and understand my expectations, and daily routines are in

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Free PowerPoint Lesson

Would you like a free PowerPoint lesson to teach or to review subjects and predicates with your students? This free PowerPoint is a powerful visual and learning tool that will help your students understand and identify subjects and predicates and is perfect for grades 2-5!