As teachers, we want our students to communicate clearly and effectively. One way to help them achieve this goal is to teach them how to use transition words and phrases in their writing. Transition words and phrases are like bridges that connect ideas, sentences, and paragraphs. They help readers follow the logic and flow of …
Welcome to my blog index page featuring posts for upper elementary students who want to improve their writing skills. Teaching writing can be challenging, so I’ve compiled a range of posts to help you with your lessons.
My post categories include writing strategies, writing skills, capitalization and punctuation, narrative writing, teaching text structures with songs, teaching text structures, teaching persuasive techniques with commercials, and parts of speech. You’ll find ideas and free teaching materials to make your lessons more effective and engaging.
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I hope these posts will support your upper elementary students’ writing development and inspire them to become confident writers. Happy teaching!
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With one mini-lesson, most students can grasp the concept of changing how they write or speak depending on whom they are addressing. This post offers free materials to teach the lesson on writing to an audience. Included are a PowerPoint, a card activity, and a Boom Learning Deck. You will also find a foldable organizer. …
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Before students begin their informative essay writing journey, they must learn the necessary skills. One such skill is the art of writing hooks, which captivates readers and makes their writing stand out. This blog post will explore four activities to help your upper elementary students master the art of writing hooks. With some practice, their …
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Understanding firsthand and secondhand accounts is an essential skill for upper elementary students. It enables them to evaluate credible and accurate information, understand the differences in information sources, assess reliability and biases, and aid reading comprehension. These skills lay the groundwork for students to be informed and responsible information consumers. With some practice and guidance, …
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Storytelling techniques are essential tools that help bring narratives to life and captivate readers’ imaginations. By introducing students to these techniques, we can enhance their understanding and appreciation of storytelling. This blog post will show various activities and resources for 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students to teach and reinforce storytelling techniques. From video lessons to …
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Do your students know when to capitalize directions? Students learn to capitalize the names of cities, states, and countries at an early age. By second grade, most have mastered capitalizing many geographic terms, but do your students know the rules for capitalizing north, south, east, and west? Students often have difficulty determining when to capitalize …
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Are you looking for some fun activities to teach fifth graders the five Common Core comma rules? You have come to the right place. This post includes the following: an anchor chart idea an organizer idea YouTube videos to learn the rules a Jeopardy game task cards These low-prep activities can be ready to use …
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