Use these video game inspired passages while you’re teaching text structure in upper elementary! Do you ever have that moment when you’re walking through a home improvement store or the dollar store, and you see something and think…I can see so many different ways to use that? Or… It’s like
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Use these GIANT UNO cards in the classroom for all the things this year with these 8 fun, hands-on ideas. We are obsessing over these Giant Uno cards! There is just something about oversized toys and games that makes our hearts melt and minds race with ideas. In fact, I
Explore a variety of characterization activities in upper elementary with this Character Traits Booklet. Studying characterization in upper elementary can be a lot of fun and result in some incredibly interesting conversations. In my experience, getting students interested in characterization is all about applying the characterization activities to the students
Get your students ready for the testing season with these test prep strategies for reading in upper elementary. To play the game well, you have to know the rules. True test prep is all about knowing the rules so you can help your students increase the odds of success. Playing
Keep your upper elementary class interested and intrigued all spring long by using this ELA Game Show Bundle for test prep. Sometimes we think that test prep season has to be full of serious, test-focused lessons that ensure our students will be prepared for anything the testing masters decide to
Figurative Language fun is sure to be had with these 10 figurative language activities and resources. Things that make the world better… Good friends Movies with popcorn A hot beverage on a cool day Bonfires Crazy, silly kids running on the playground Figurative Language… ….wait what? I know that many
Let’s make test prep fun with Close Reads! Close Reads allow teachers to feel confident that students are prepping for their standardized tests while engaging students in topics that interest them! When many of us think back to the time when we decided to become teachers, we often reminisce about
Teaching main idea in upper elementary can be a lot of fun with this main idea moving box strategy. Nothing gets you to think more about all the stuff you have packed away in your closest than preparing for a big move. As I sort through closets to prepare for
January and February are the perfect months of the year to use these 3 winter-themed activities for reviewing ELA Vocabulary while also taking inventory of student needs as you prepare for the second half of the school year. At this point in the year, most of the general ELA Vocabulary
Whether you are into the holidays or not, this Figurative Language Holiday Craftivity will provide a fun, engaging, and educational opportunity for filling your classroom or home with holiday spirit this year. We always love when student crafts can help us decorate our rooms or bring joy to others, and