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This FREE context clues guide includes a ton of ideas, context clues lessons, essential skills, book list, free activities, and more!

The Complete Guide to Context Clues Lessons

Context clues are so important. Acquiring strong vocabulary skills and utilizing those skills in a way that supports reading is critical for students’ reading success. I compiled a ton of …

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Here are my favorite upper elementary winter read alouds and related seasonal activities for the days before and after winter break.

 15 Winter Read Alouds

As winter rolls in and the snow piles up (well, depending on where you live!), it's the perfect time for cozy winter read alouds and related activities in your upper …

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Tips and resources for teaching persuasive writing in upper elementary, including the difference between opinion and argumentative writing.

Teaching Persuasive Writing

Kids are natural persuaders. In our classroom, we often engage in silly debates (is water wet?) and sometimes my students voice their opinion about things going on at school (this …

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Use this bundle to prepare upper elementary emergency sub plans. Also includes practical tips to help you prepare for a guest teacher.

Emergency Sub Plans and Guest Teacher Tips

Raise your hand if you have ever dreaded taking a day off because you’d have to create sub plans. My hand is definitely up! While sickness or meeting or appointments …

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November read alouds for upper elementary students, related lessons to use with each book, and seasonal activity ideas too!

November Read Alouds for Upper Elementary

With each season and holiday, I frequently include new books to explore different seasonal topics. For our November read alouds, we read several books about gratitude, family, and – of …

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An index of favorite upper elementary math videos and related activities for introducing and reinforcing math concepts.

Amazing Math Videos

I previously shared a post with my favorite reading skill videos, so now I'm back with amazing math videos to use for introducing and reinforcing math concepts. I asked teachers …

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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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