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3 simple ideas for teaching poetry in upper elementary

3 Great Ideas for Teaching Poetry in Upper Elementary

Spark creativity in your classroom and help inspire your students to write poetry with these 3 great ideas for teaching poetry in upper elementary. Reasons for Teaching Poetry Immersing our students in poetry can open their minds to the beauty of language. Teaching poetry can improve vocabulary and introduce your

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Fun Fall Writing Activities

Fun Fall Writing Activities for 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade

Using fun fall writing activities in your writing class is a great way to get your students interested and excited about writing. Certainly, writing lessons and everything that goes along with a great writing lesson is important, but sometimes adding a fun element can amp up the excitement in your

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Earth Day Ideas, Activities, and Freebies

April is the perfect time for celebrating nature and the beauty of our planet. Also, it is the perfect time to remind our students of our responsibilities to keep our planet healthy and incorporate some Earth Day themed activities into your lessons. My family and I live on a small

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informational writing leads anchor chart and tips

Great Informational Writing Leads Anchor Chart and Tips

Informational Writing Leads Anchor Chart and Tips Are you looking for ways to help your students with their informational/expository writing? This informational writing leads anchor chart is a great addition to your writing lessons! I’ll admit, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with teaching writing over my teaching career. Teaching students

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ways to use index cards in the classroom

7 Fun Ways to Use Index Cards in the Classroom

I think it may be possible that all teachers love post-it-notes. Do you know that I love index cards almost just as much? There are so many ways to use index cards in the classroom. These inexpensive little cards can quickly change up a lesson. Index cards are not very

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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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