Upper Elementary

Free Fraction Practice (Self-Grading Google Forms for Embedded Skills)

My students always seemed to struggle with all.the.steps involved in fraction operations. To help, I made sure to practice (and ...

How to Teach Reading Skills to Below-Level Readers

It’s definitely a challenge as a 4th and 5th grade teacher to have students who are reading 2+ grade levels ...

What Other Students Are Doing During Small Group Reading in 4th & 5th Grade

We all know that small group reading instruction time is really important. It’s important that we have that time to ...

Free 4th Grade Math Vocabulary Posters

When learning new math skills and concepts, it is important for students to develop a strong understanding of the math ...

Free Resource to Review Story Elements: Passages, Task Cards, and More!

Story elements are taught beginning as early as kindergarten, but it always seems like I need to spend a little ...

End Of Year Activities

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to break out my favorite end of year activities, but here it is! ...

Fractions Greater Than One

Teaching fractions greater than one shouldn’t be an isolated part of your fraction unit. Instead, fractions greater than one should ...

Morphology Activity – Word Chains with Free Resources

Do you want to engage your students AND improve their vocabulary and morphological skills with one activity? This post shares ...

Morphology Activities for Grades 4-5 (Including Free Activities)

Morphology instruction can greatly improve students’ vocabulary and comprehension skills. This post shares several engaging and effective morphology activities that ...

Geometry Worksheets & Activities

When teaching upper elementary math, it’s important that geometry worksheets and activities are more than memorizing geometric terms. Of course, ...

Free End of Year Literacy Activity – Idioms Sort

When testing is over and summer break is on the horizon, it can be a challenge to keep students engaged ...

Free Easter Math Graphing Activity – Grades 3-5

This time of year quickly gets very busy quickly and stressful with testing on the horizon and end of year ...

Free Math Test Prep Task Cards for Vocabulary – Grades 4-5

As a teacher, you know how important it is for your students to have a strong grasp of math vocabulary ...

Teaching Fraction Sense

Rather than titling this post “Teaching Fraction Sense”, I might should have titled it “Teaching FOR Fraction Sense” as it’s ...

Free Figurative Language Posters for Grades 4-5

One topic I look forward to teaching during ELA each year is figurative language. It is such a fun concept ...

Fraction Games

When I think back to how I taught fractions my first few years of teaching, I wish I could go ...

St. Patrick’s Day Math Graphing Activity

There are few things that catch my students’ attention more than food or a celebration, so when I had the ...

Allusions to Greek Mythology

Students almost always love learning about allusions to Greek Mythology. To capitalize on that interest I created a new Allusions ...

Teaching Prose and Drama

This article was originally designed to include poetry, prose, and drama. However, I quickly saw the need to give poetry ...

Free Presidents’ Day Reading Activities (4th & 5th Grade)

Those winter months can be long and cold, so I look for any opportunity to mix things up in my ...

Teaching Poetry In Upper Elementary

Many teachers wait until late winter or spring to begin teaching poetry, prose, and drama, and it’s always a refreshing ...

Poetry Activities & Lessons

Many teachers wait until late winter or spring to begin teaching poetry lessons, and it’s always a refreshing change of ...

Teaching Figurative Language

We are moving into one of my favorite reading units of the year: poetry, prose, and drama. Within the unit, ...

Figurative Language Worksheets & Activities

Figurative language worksheets, activities, and lessons can be so much fun! I begin the unit with a brief overview of ...

Noun Worksheets & Lessons

To be perfectly honest, parts of speech is not my favorite thing to teach. It doesn’t even make my top ...
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