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ELA Graphic Organizers are a fun way to get students to take notes, think through texts, and organize thoughts and consider all the thought that went into the writing about what they’re reading. Reading comprehension is difficult to teach. Especially when you are teaching reading comprehension with a focus on
Every day is a holiday with these Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts for upper elementary. Did you know that as of August 2021 there are 12 federal holidays in the United States? Take a moment to see if you can come up with all 12. Want to see if you’re
If you are sick of reteaching ELA vocabulary in upper elementary and want to help your students become independent learners, then this may be the perfect activity for you! Why is it that we spend hours and hours teaching our students something, and they forget it so easily over the
One of the staples of the beginning of the year, is spending a little time introducing genre. This post provides you with five days of activities that will give your students a firm genre foundation. What is your favorite genre of movies? Books? How do you know you love that
Let’s break down our 5-day process for introducing character traits to your upper elementary students! If you were a character in a book, what traits would a reader use to describe you? Are you cheerful, ambitious, and decisive? Perhaps you are the character who is gentle, foolish, and happy. I
Let’s dig into 5 reasons you should start the year with close reads in your upper elementary class. From learning processes to building community, these close reads are perfect for back-to-school! A new school year means a new class and a gaggle of new faces to learn and love. I
Today we are going to address one of the big dogs of upper elementary reading education…introducing text structure. When I think about reading comprehension, I frequently consider the skills taught to be like a ladder. In education, we typically use the term ‘scaffolding’ when talking about supporting students as they
Your students have been doing Close Reads with Mystery Pictures for months, so now it is time for your students to Create-Your-Own Close Reads with Mystery Pictures with these FREE templates! You’ve been collecting them for awhile, haven’t you? Yes. I’m talking to you. You know who you are. You
Teaching figurative language in 5 days is as easy as following this simple recipe. Are you a person who likes a recipe or are you one of those people who walks into the kitchen with a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to baking? Personally, I like the recipe. I like knowing tried and