7 Ways to Teach Main Idea to Upper Elementary Students reading Jan 03, 2023

Teaching main idea to upper elementary students is an important skill for students to develop, as it helps them comprehend and analyze texts more effectively. In this blog post, we will explore some strategies and techniques for helping upper elementary students grasp the concept of main idea.

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9 Tips for Teaching Upper Elementary Students to Write Nonfiction Summaries reading Dec 27, 2022

Teaching upper elementary students how to write nonfiction summaries is an important skill that can help them in a variety of contexts, both inside and outside of the classroom. Summaries allow students to identify the main ideas and key details of a nonfiction text and to communicate that...

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3 Ways to Teach Nonfiction Text Structures to Upper Elementary Students reading Dec 20, 2022

Teaching upper elementary students nonfiction text structures can be a challenging but rewarding task. By the time students reach upper elementary school, they have likely been exposed to a variety of texts, including both fiction and nonfiction. However, nonfiction texts often have different...

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7 Tips to Help You Teach Point of View to Upper Elementary Students reading Dec 13, 2022

Teaching point of view to upper elementary students can be a challenging task, but it is also an important skill for students to learn in order to become effective writers and readers. Point of view refers to the perspective from which a story is told, and understanding this concept can help...

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How to Teach Cause and Effect to Upper Elementary Students Effectively reading Dec 06, 2022

Teaching cause and effect to upper elementary students can be a challenging but rewarding task. Understanding cause and effect is an important critical thinking skill that can help students make connections between events, understand how the world works, and make better decisions. Here are some...

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5 Ways to Teach Context Clues to Upper Elementary Students reading Nov 22, 2022

Context clues are words or phrases that help students understand what a word means in context. Oftentimes, teachers know that they are essential for students to learn, but aren't sure of the right ways to teach context clues to their upper elementary students. Context clues are often used in...

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5 Effective Ways to Teach Your Students to Visualize reading Nov 15, 2022

Visualizing information makes it easier to understand and retain. Visual learners can use visual representations to help them remember, identify, and analyze information more effectively. Teaching your students how to visualize can be a difficult task. With so many different ways of visual...

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7 Steps to Teaching Students to Compare and Contrast when Reading reading Nov 08, 2022

You’d think comparing and contrasting two texts would be a no-brainer. But, if you’re like most teachers, you might find that it doesn’t come naturally to you. In order to do it well, you need effective guidance as well as lots of practice. Luckily, once you learn the seven...

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7 Simple Ways to Build Reading Fluency in Your Students reading Oct 18, 2022

Everyone reads differently, at different speeds, and with different interests. To keep students interested in reading and help them build reading fluency, you need to find ways to make reading an enjoyable activity. Reading is a fun activity that can also be used as a learning tool. Instead of...

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Teaching How to Make Inferences reading Oct 11, 2022

Teaching inferences is an important part of reading comprehension and a skill that students need to understand and use in order to be successful readers. In this post, I will provide a step-by-step guide to teaching inferences and provide strategies for teaching and assessing student learning.

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Halloween Read Alouds for Upper Elementary Students reading Sep 27, 2022

If you’re looking to engage your upper elementary students with the best Halloween read aloud books, you’re in the right place! I have searched all over for fun, a little spooky, and informational picture books that are sure to engage students during this Halloween season.

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Best Back to School Books for Upper Elementary back to school reading Jun 07, 2022

In today’s post, I want to share with you the best back to school books for upper elementary students that I typically read aloud to students throughout the first week of class. Classroom read alouds are most often associated with younger students, but reading aloud to older students is...

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