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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Upper elementary tips and resources to help you provide engaging instruction and meet all students' needs using authentic texts

Integrating Authentic Texts into Your Curriculum

As the textbook and curriculum industry has grown, contrived texts have become more and more common in the classroom. While contrived texts have their purpose, experts say that authentic texts …

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Practical coping strategies and resources that make meeting your students emotional needs a little less overwhelming.

Ways to Support Students' Emotional Needs in the Classroom

In today’s classroom, teachers are not only teaching rigorous academic standards, preparing for crucial state-wide assessments, and meeting astronomical administrative requirements, but we are now climbing another mountain that has …

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Learn how to use reader’s theater scripts in your upper elementary classroom and tips for getting started if you’re brand new to it.

How To Use Reader’s Theater Scripts in Your Upper Elementary Classroom

When I first heard about reader’s theater, I thought surely that was something for a drama class. Over the years though, I have really come to enjoy it and seen …

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Three tips and resources for a smooth and productive classroom morning routine in upper elementary.

3 Parts to an Effective Classroom Morning Routine

Having a solid classroom morning routine in place can help you start every day in your classroom on the right foot. A morning routine is more than just getting students …

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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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