Wondering how to teach genres of writing to upper elementary students? Start with the nuances of narrative, informative, and argumentative. Work on common strategies as you go. Finally, introduce specialized…Read More
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How can you organize your fourth grade ELA block? For the best results, sit down with a year-long planning grid. Then consider standards, skills, and complexity. Finally, arrange engaging activities…Read More
Teaching informational text to third, fourth, or fifth graders? Surprisingly, you can use your science or social studies book for most skills. Read on for ideas to get started. Estimated…Read More
Teaching genres of fiction and nonfiction? Take a deep dive into purpose and elements. Then read and write! When fourth and fifth grade students study nuances of literature and informational…Read More
Looking for some great games for comparing numbers? Just grab some dice. When kids roll and rearrange the digits, they can compare and order in a fun way. (more…)Read More
What are the writing rules for numbers in standard form and words? Basically, kids (and adults) must understand periods, or series of three numbers set off by commas. (more…)Read More