Here are my best tips for teaching students to make nonfiction inferences, a super important skill for upper elementary students.

Teaching Students To Make Nonfiction Inferences

When we make inferences, we help students draw conclusions and gather deeper meaning about the text using a combination of their background knowledge and clues in the text itself. This …

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2023 Giveaways

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We're celebrating you all week long here at Teaching With a Mountain View. We know how busy you are, so here's a quick rundown of what …

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This free guide to teaching inference includes checklists, book lists, lesson plans, anchor charts, practice activities, and more!

The Complete Guide to Teaching Inference

Skilled reading requires students to become adept with many different cognitive processes. Being able to make inferences sets students up for success in reading comprehension. One of the best ways …

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Critical thinking in math helps students learn to analyze and evaluate math concepts, identify patterns and relationships, and explore different strategies.

How To Encourage Critical Thinking in Math

Critical thinking is more than just a buzzword… It’s an essential skill that helps students develop problem-solving abilities and make logical connections between different concepts. By encouraging critical thinking in …

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Teaching regions of the United States has never been so fun! Become tourists to learn about regions in literacy, math, social studies, and science!

Teaching Regions of the United States: Cross-Curricular Learning Projects

I began my teaching career in an International Baccalaurete school that focused on units of study, so I really love thematic teaching and cross-curricular learning projects! When we dive deep …

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This FREE GUIDE has numerous ways to extend teaching addition and subtraction skills with upper elementary students.

The Complete Guide to Teaching Addition and Subtraction

Addition and subtraction may seem like basic skills for upper elementary students, but there are numerous ways to extend addition and subtraction skills with our students. I usually teach this …

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Free Morphology Activities

Are you ready to get started teaching prefixes and suffixes? This FREE word study bundle can help!

free upper elementary notebook ideas for teaching prefixes and suffixes along with Greek or Latin roots

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