Writing Narrative Endings - Young Teacher Love
I have to be honest. Teaching writing is tough. Each year, I set out to build a community of writers, and it is no easy task. One of the toughest things for my students is writing endings. They always start out with catchy beginnings only to get bogged down and just stop at the end. […]
Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson) - Elementary Nest
Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences
5th Grade Anchor Charts to Try in Your Classroom
Looking for 5th grade anchor charts? Try some of these anchor charts in your classroom to promote visual learning with your students.
Attention Getters in Spanish
Okay, so most teachers would agree that you need attention getters in the classroom. Whether your students are completing independent work or doing an interactive activity, when you the teacher nee…
Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme
If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your theme lessons, try using animated shorts to teach the reading skill theme. This post contains the animated short film "
Prefixes! Roots! Suffixes! Oh My!
Guess what we've been studying? Pretty much what it seems everyone else has been studying! As I finished my Greek Mythology unit with my 4th grade enrichment friends, we closed by studying Greek word parts. The picture above shows the standards we met and a quick view of the big letters. Take a look at the finished display below, and I'll explain just what we did. Ignore my pocketbook and mess on the table! After finishing reading various myths and completing projects related to them, we…
Properties of Multiplication Flip Book for 3rd-Grade Math
The properties of multiplication do not have to be hard! Click the link or the photo to purchase these properties of multiplication flip books for 3rd-grade math. The flip books cover the commutative property of multiplication, the associative property of multiplication, and the distributive property of multiplication. #thirdgrademath #multiplication #propertiesofmultiplication #associativeproperty #distributiveproperty #commutativeproperty
Reading Check-In on Google Forms
I have made a concerted effort to get away from reading logs in my classroom. I know, I know. So many people use them and love them, but honestly, I just didn't. Years ago, I did get away from the "mom sign this" reading log by creating a more content based log (that I still use as in class assignments) but that just wasn't working for my students anymore. Tracking them down on a daily basis to see if they did their reading wasn't creating readers and it wasn't making me very happy as a…
Goals, Rubrics, and Bears… Oh My!
Hello Again! Your eyes are not deceiving you–we are back again with a new post! This particular post is less about instructional charts, and more about the role of goal setting and rubrics in…