Enjoy teaching – third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade – with these handy articles. Posts includes ideas for engaging activities, links, and free downloads! To receive notifications, simply follow me on Bloglovin.
I’ve been teaching for over 30 years – – – and love it now more than ever. What makes it fun? Active learning. Engaging multimedia. In-depth exploration. Trying new things.
Now it’s time to share what I’ve learned with you.
Enjoy Teaching Reading
Genre studies allow kids to make connections. You’ll love organizing your reading units this way.
Direct instruction of reading skills improves comprehension. Provide plenty of practice with great literature, and voila! Your students will grow and prosper.
- Answering Questions
- Finding a Theme
- Exploring Character Types
- Analyzing Prose, Drama, and Poetry
Pull in fun, meaningful activities to help kids practice reading (and link it to writing).
Enjoy Teaching English
Teach grammar and mechanics in a clear, organized way. Add a twist of fun. Then keep at it – – – these skills take a long time to master.
Kids need to write throughout the year. Make the job easier with specific strategies. Make it more fun with engaging topics, artwork and crafts.
Enjoy Teaching Science
Add some hands-on activities and great video links to revitalize your science units. The kids will have more fun, and you will too!
Put your students in the driver’s seat. They’ll love the activity surrounding the engineering design process.
Enjoy Teaching Math
Let your students explore. Watch some videos. Play some games. Get away from that textbook from time to time. Energize your math instruction!
Enjoy Teaching Social Studies
Research. Do some crafts. Watch videos. Bring history to life!
Try Some Interdisciplinary Units
Connect ideas across subject areas for dynamic instruction. Your students will love immersing themselves in a special topic (and so will you!)
I collect ideas for teaching each of these topics on my Pinterest boards. Check there for additional resources.
You Can Enjoy Teaching
How can you love teaching for five, ten, twenty, or more years? Make each day an adventure! Try new things. Step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be glad you did.