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Spelling strategy is an important part of upper elementary literacy instruction. Read tips and download resources for 4 key strategies.

4 Spelling Strategy Tips for Upper Elementary

Teaching spelling to upper elementary students can be somewhat of a head scratcher. When I was in school, we were given spelling books. Each week, we would be required to …

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Learn how to use literacy centers in upper elementary for engagement and differentiation. Increase independence and collaboration too!

Tips for Using Literacy Centers in Upper Elementary

Reading centers, literacy centers, reading stations… whatever your school calls them, they are often overlooked tools in the upper elementary classroom. However, reading centers are an integral and successful part …

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Teaching punctuation in upper elementary involves advanced topics like quotation marks, dialogue, and apostrophes. Learn how to make it fun!

Activities for Teaching Punctuation: Quotation Marks, Dialogue, and Apostrophes

Students who don’t use punctuation often miss the point. Get it?? That’s a lame joke, but it speaks to our upper elementary students’ larger struggle with using quotation marks and …

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Learn how to organize student supplies on the first day of school and keep them organized all year long too.

How To Organize Student Supplies

There’s just something about back to school time that makes my heart so happy! In the weeks leading up to our first day, I can’t pass a store display of …

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Upper elementary classroom management tips. Put these essential routines in place NOW for success all year.

Classroom Management Tips: Essential Daily Routines

As you begin thinking about back to school, it’s likely that classroom routines and classroom management tips have been teaching topics on your mind. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve …

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Back to school read alouds are a great way to build community, get to know your students, and discuss important topics for the year.

A Complete List of Back to School Read Alouds

Back to school is a time filled with lots of emotions – anxiety and excitement included! (And I'm not just talking about the teacher.) Including back to school read alouds …

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