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7 Great Spring Poetry Writing Activities

With April and springtime comes National Poetry Month! While poetry is wonderful to teach anytime throughout the year, spring is a great time to focus on poetry. The season’s beauty can offer our students much inspiration for writing poetry. Read about these seven spring poetry writing activities for simple and

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free reading fiction graphic organizers

Free Reading Fiction Graphic Organizers

Would you like free reading fiction graphic organizers? If you know me, you know that graphic organizers are my jam. I just love a good set of graphic organizers, and I have spent years creating and perfecting hundreds of different graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are visual tools that help students

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Fun Christmas Poem Ideas for Upper Elementary

7 Fun Christmas Poem Ideas for Upper Elementary

As the holiday season approaches, why not infuse some festive cheer into your classroom with these seven fun Christmas poem ideas for upper elementary? Poetry does not have to be saved and only taught in the spring. Christmas poetry writing is a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity as well as

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teaching tall tales in upper elementary

Why Teaching Tall Tales in Upper Elementary is a Great Idea

Tall tales are stories that include extreme exaggerations and characters who solve problems in unbelievable ways. These characters usually seem much larger than life. Unfortunately, tall tales often get overlooked in upper elementary. Why then is using this genre and teaching tall tales in upper elementary a good idea? Why

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Halloween Writing Prompts for 4th Grade

30 Great Halloween Writing Prompts for 4th Grade

With fall in the air and Halloween approaching, it is the perfect time to sprinkle in a little writing magic into your classroom. What better way to spark your students’s imaginations than with spook-tacular writing prompts? Read on to find some fun writing ideas and Halloween writing prompts for 4th

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reading comprehension strategies

Important Reading Comprehension Strategies for Upper Elementary

If you teach reading, then you are already well aware that teaching reading comprehension is very complex. Teaching reading comprehension is much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece represents strategies and skills that are important to the entire picture. In upper elementary, part of those important pieces include

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