Groundhog Day is celebrated in America and around the world every year on February 2nd. People gather to watch as Punxatawney Phil comes out of his den to see his shadow. If he sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow,
Category: Reading & ELA
Providing kids with fun writing prompts they will love is a great way to make sure students are becoming avid writers. If you feel stumped about which prompts to use, I have 165 writing prompts elementary students will appreciate using in the classroom. Continue reading to take a peek at
5th graders are at that age where they don’t always want to read what you put in front of them. However, poetry for 5th graders can be so much fun if you find the right pieces and teach them the right way. Here are seven helpful tips for teaching poetry
When you return from winter break, it’s time to add the reading lists and academics back into the schedule. So if you are searching for winter read-alouds that excite and captivate students, here is a short list to get you started. These tried-and-true books are classroom favorites around the globe.
Kids in upper elementary love being read to. Sure, you can read short stories and picture books, but they really love diving into a novel as a class. Finding a good book that captivates the entire class can be tricky because everyone is into different genres, but there are some
What does your classroom look like during literacy block? Is everyone working on the same thing, or are students separated into groups working on specific skills they need help in? Reading centers (also known as literacy centers) are a fantastic way to divide the class, keep everyone on task, and