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Ideas to help upper elementary students spring into learning in April including lesson ideas for Earth Day and Poetry Month. Perfect for second, third, fourth, and fifth grade.

....i think i have heard about 20 of these..i only know like....9....

....i think i have heard about 20 of these..i only know like....9....

Top 5 Ways to Teach Novel Units in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Top 5 Ways to Teach Novel Units in the Upper Elementary Classroom - Wise Guys: Novel units have been around forever, at least since we can remember. But the way they have been taught has varied greatly from teacher to teacher. After being classroom teachers for over a combined 30 plus years, we have seen it all, and have probably tried almost everything to make novel units successful in our classroom.

Fiction VS. Nonfiction Teaching Ideas

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.

Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

This post has lots of ideas for Cause and Effect Using Informational Text! Increase your students' reading comprehension by mastering cause and effect. Upper Elementary Snapshots

Making the Most of Classroom Magazines

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Making the Most of Classroom Magazines

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Teaching cause and effect using informational text in the upper grade classroom can be tough. It takes a bit of logical thinking...