Category: Teaching

Descriptive Writing Prompts for the Classroom

60 Descriptive Writing Prompts for the Classroom

Writing amazing descriptions are what makes movies, books, plays, and games so much fun. Without adequate descriptions, they wouldn’t be very interesting. Teaching kids to write with tons of descriptions takes time and energy. Instead of using your brainpower to come up with fun, descriptive writing prompts, try using these

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Opinion writing prompt ideas

50 Amazing Opinion Writing Prompt Ideas

Are you having trouble thinking of some great opinion writing topics for your students to use during writing block or writer’s workshop? Many prompts have already been used year after year. I created a list of 50 opinion writing prompts that will get your kids thinking and may even spark

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How to Celebrate a Fun Month of Poetry

April is Poetry Month! This month of poetry is a time when students, teachers, parents, readers, and writers celebrate the art and beauty of poems. It’s a fantastic time to introduce kids to new forms of poetry and spend the month diving into some awesome poems. In this post, I

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Reading comprehension strategies

5 Helpful Reading Comprehension Strategies for Upper Elementary

In upper elementary, reading comprehension is key to improving student learning. Whether they comprehend what they are reading is another story. Using appropriate reading comprehension strategies to scaffold a child’s learning while reading is important because it sets them up for success in the world of literature! Here are some

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5 Tips to Practice Fractions

5 Tips To Make Teaching Fractions Easier

For kids, and even some adults, fractions are a very abstract skill to master. It takes a lot of visualization to understand how parts of a whole work. When you start adding and multiplying fractions to whole numbers or using improper fractions, it can make a child’s brain spin! Students

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Classroom management ideas for after winter break.

4 Classroom Management Ideas for After Winter Break

Winter break is always an exciting time for everyone. Teachers are ready for some time to breathe, parents are excited to celebrate the holidays with their families and kids are over the moon about the holiday traditions. Coming back to the classroom can be a bit terrifying, but there are

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