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
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
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
If you teach 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade language arts or grammar, then chances are you teach subjects and predicates and need this free Subjects and Predicates PowerPoint! When teaching grammar, it’s important for students to learn that every sentence must contain a subject and predicate in order to be
What are ways to use color coding in the classroom for teaching reading and grammar? Have you ever considered crayons or highlighters an important tool or a beneficial strategy? Studies have shown that color can play a very powerful role in memory. It may help in memorizing as well as
Using fun fall writing activities in your writing class is a great way to get your students interested and excited about writing. There is no doubt that writing lessons, modeling, and everything that goes along with a great writing lesson are important in helping our students become great writers, adding
Even upper-grade students sometimes still struggle with locating and identifying nouns in sentences and let’s face it. Creating a nouns lesson that is engaging and interesting for students can be difficult! I’ll admit it, nouns is not an easy topic to make interesting and fun. So, I’ve gathered together some
If you teach language arts and grammar, then you may have some eye-catching grammar posters in your classroom, and if you don’t have any, I’m sure you have come across some grammar posters on Pinterest that you have considered using in your classroom. Certainly, these posters are great to display
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