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
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
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
Teaching dependent and independent clauses in upper elementary does not have to be as tricky or difficult as you think. When I first began teaching dependent and independent clauses, I struggled. I thought it would be difficult to help my students understand clauses and how they relate to complex sentences,
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
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
Writing poetry in upper elementary can be a lot of fun for your students. Here are 10 great tips for teaching haiku poetry in upper elementary. Haiku poems are a great type of poetry to teach students to write, but you may be wondering how to teach haiku to fourth
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
Are you tired of searching for end of the school year activities? Why not create a fun and simple end of the year memory book? The end school year can be such a hectic time of the year. Students can get a little antsy and with everything that comes along
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