Compare and Contrast with a Snowball Fight: Fun way for upper elementary students to practice this skill.
A Creative Classroom Activity for Teaching Text Features: Surgery!
Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...
5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades.
Make comparing and contrasting more interesting by incorporating a snowball fight! Great activity for 3rd grade or 4th grade students.
Daily Three in an Upper Grades Classroom
Daily Three in an Upper Grades Classroom - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley
Reading Strategies that Work!
Why I love the book Strategies That Work and FREE posters for your classroom!
This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.
This free Common Core practice test question set is a great way to get your 9th grade students prepared and ready for the actual Common Core English Language Arts exam. #commoncore #9thgrade
How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it
Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.