# Upper Elementary

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

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 ...

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 ...