Fun Friday activities are a great motivational tool, and many classroom teachers use Fun Friday in a wide variety of ways. Why not dedicate time on your Fridays to use some of these creative Fun Friday Reading Activities to help motivate and encourage your students to read? Fun Friday Reading
Ideas for Teaching Making Predictions
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
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.
Are you looking for some personification lesson ideas for your upper elementary classroom? One of my favorite things to teach is figurative language. I enjoy helping students identify figurative language, discover it in stories and poems, and ponder what it means and why the author chose to write or describe
The month of October can be a great time for teachers to fill lesson plans with fun activities that are fall and Halloween-related. Creating October classroom activities is sure to get your students excited about reading and grammar during the month of October, even in upper grades. To add a
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
My students hardly ever notice a new bulletin board, and if they do notice, they rarely say anything about it, that is, unless the bulletin board is filled with their own creations. Students love seeing their work displayed. When I recently began creating these Flip Its! Reading Response Flipbooks, my