Ideas for Teaching Making Predictions
ideas for teaching sequence of events in upper elementary
This summer, after attending a reading workshop, I’ve made it my goal to amp up and improve my guided reading and shared reading instruction. With this in mind, I’ve been rounding up ten websites with free articles and passages for upper elementary, and I thought I would share those with
Graphic organizers are visual aids that encourage students to see information as a part of a whole or a piece of a puzzle rather than just isolated facts. They help students organize information in a way that is easier to understand. After many years of using graphic organizers in my
Four Fabulous Thanksgiving books that your upper elementary students will enjoy are also perfect for last minute lesson planning. (I mean, am I the only one who does last minute? Please tell me I’m not!) These books are perfect for read-alouds, partner reading, or small groups. The Very First Thanksgiving
Teaching theme in fourth grade is not easy, but it is very rewarding to see the students’ little light bulbs come on! In my experience, students need many opportunities to find theme in stories, and I love giving my students a variety of ways to do this. Picture Books
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
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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