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Help upper elementary students learn to identify nonfiction main ideas using authentic texts.

Nonfiction Main Idea

Are you looking for a new an exciting way to have your students work on identifying main idea in nonfiction texts?  This is a super low-prep activity that I've had …

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Multiplying Decimals Freebie Find!

I had a sub (we actually call them guest teachers now!) yesterday morning while I was busy collaborating with some other teachers in the district for a Daily 5 training …

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Teaching Syllable Segmentation

In my 3rd and 4th grade decoding and encoding intervention groups, we have been working on syllable segmentation. I had a major internal conflict on whether or not to teach …

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Multiplying Decimals

Now that we have finished up multiplication, and my students have a solid foundation of multi-digit multiplication, we have moved on to multiplying decimals (I had originally planned to go …

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These FREE reading response cards in printable and digital formats are great for thinking critically about ANY text in upper elementary.

Open Ended Comprehension Cards

I have always desired to push my students in their thinking about texts.  While we do focus on comprehension questions, both literal and inferential, I love to have students do …

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GROUPS Acronym

The first year I began teaching, one of my teammates shared with me this fantastic acronym for GROUPS.  I thought I would post it and share it with you all. …

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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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