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Interesting Nonfiction Topics Kids love to learn about

Interesting Nonfiction Topics Kids Love to Learn About

When it comes to keeping students interested in nonfiction, sometimes it can be difficult. This is why I have…

Teaching Poetry

Teaching Poetry: Tips for Making Poetry Fun

There are so many different ways to teach poetry. Some teachers like to stick to reading free form and…

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Classroom Jobs for Upper Elementary Students

I am ALL about delegating tasks. In fact, it is what keeps me sane teaching fifth grade. (Most of…

Using monthly themed poetry for fluency practice

Using Monthly Themed Poetry for Fluency Practice

There are so many different ways to engage students in fluency practice. One of these strategies can be repeated…

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Teaching with Nonfiction Articles

Teaching with Nonfiction Articles Using nonfiction articles in my teaching has been extremely important for student motivation. They are a…

teaching current events to students

Teaching Current Events in the Classroom

While history, mathematics, and grammar tend to top the lists of our curriculum, I find there isn’t always time…

teaching coping strategies to students

Teaching Coping Strategies to Students

Teaching coping strategies to students has never been more important than now. During this time of unpredictability, children depend…

Why I Love Using Google Classroom in Fifth Grade

Google Classroom has been a game-changer in fifth grade. I taught first grade for eight years and this is…

Why Use an Interactive Notebook in Your Classroom?

Using an interactive notebook in my classroom has been a great tool for so many different reasons. However, I’d…

Integrating Vocabulary Instruction into Your Day

Vocabulary instruction is an integral part of our lessons. However, we often can’t find time to weave direct instruction…