Category: English Language Arts
Get to know your students on the first day of school using this FREE relationship building activity to use with your grade 4 5 6 students on the first days of school.
This year I have a group of sixth graders that lack the confidence to work independently. Many of them are scared to make a mistake and continually worry about what others think of them. I wanted to do something that would increase their self-esteem and make them feel good about
Have you ever felt that you had the perfect lesson set up and ready to go until you realized that it would be difficult for the struggling readers in your classroom? Unfortunately, as students age, the reading discrepancy in the classroom grows. Some students may have additional reading
Flipbooks are something that I really enjoy using in my secondary classroom. I have created different kinds of flipbooks across grade levels and subject areas for a variety of different tasks. Have you tried using flipbooks in your classroom? I am going to give you three reasons why you
This year I teamed up with a group of secondary teachers to bring you fresh ideas on how to bring “comfort and joy” into your classrooms this holiday season in the Twelve Days of December Blog Hop. Comfort and joy in a December classroom might sound like an oxymoron. However, there
If you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love a good quote. Whether it’s inspirational or funny, I can identify with so many. I enjoy sharing them out and finding ones that represent where I am currently as an educator and as a person. Over
Kami is an extension found in the Chrome Web Store that allows students to write directly on PDFs. This extension can make your home school, and remote or distance learning classroom run much smoother without having to reinvent the wheel and learn how to use digital technology. If your upper
Free ideas to build relationships with your students to increase engagement and motivation in your grade 4 5 6 classroom.
Getting struggling readers to read independently in the upper elementary school grades can be very difficult. Students as young as second and third grade start to realize what they are not good at and will often want to give up. As teachers, we try hard to continue to motivate and