Tell Me a Story Tuesday!

It has been a while since I have featured a Tell Me a Story Tuesday post around here!  I made a copy for each study and had them glue it …

Read More

Informational Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment

Last week, we finished our final project for our nonfiction text features and structures study.  Now, we are working on summarizing nonfiction and making inferences from nonfiction.  I'm having to …

Read More

Nonfiction Summaries

I'm popping in to share an activity I did to get kids thinking about summarizing nonfiction texts.  I got this idea from the fantastic Kristine Nannini at Young Teacher Love. …

Read More

Making Sense of Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Word Problems

If you teach the upper grades, you likely know how maddening it is to try to teach your students the difference between a multiplication word problem and a division word …

Read More
A collection of simple and short ideas to increase critical thinking and creativity in the upper elementary classroom.

How to Increase Critical Thinking and Creativity in your “Spare Time”

We all know that our students need time to cultivate their minds for critical and creative thinking, but knowing how to increase critical thinking can be tricky.  I struggle to …

Read More
Upper elementary ideas for teaching informational text structures with anchor chart, interactive notebooks, task cards, assessments and more.

Informational Text Structures

I have spent the past week working on Informational Text Structures with my 5th graders.  I was shocked to discover that this was almost an entirely new concept for them, …

Read More

Five FREE Fluency Lessons

Enter your email to download everything you need to implement five days of fluency lessons-- completely FREE!

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.