Comparing story elements within the same genre is a crucial skill for students to develop in reading comprehension. This skill is essential for understanding how different authors approach similar themes and topics. This blog post will explore a lesson plan that helps students practice this skill by comparing and contrasting stories in the same genre …
Welcome to my index blog page, where I share literacy ideas and teaching materials for upper elementary students. I create various resources to help educators teach multiple reading skills to their students.
My blog includes several series, such as “Teaching Types of Conflicts with Movie Trailers,” “Plot Structures,” “Making Connections,” “Story Elements,” and “Figurative Language.” These series make learning engaging and interactive. I also offer resources to teach literacy skills like vocabulary, comprehension, figurative language, and spelling.
Teaching literacy can be challenging, so I give away many free resources that educators can use in the classroom or at home. I want to provide educators with practical, easy-to-use tools to help their students become confident readers.
I hope my index blog page will inspire and motivate educators to use innovative teaching methods and help their students excel in their literacy skills.
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Are you looking for a detailed lesson to teach RL.4.9? You’re in luck. This lesson provides activities, handouts, and a video to teach how to compare and contrast themes and topics across cultures. You will have your lesson plan written in no time, and you can spend your evening doing family activities. YEAH! Compare and …
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Check out these great upper elementary compound word activities. You’ll find a detailed word list that shows when to close or hyphenate several compound words. The foldable organizer works well with advanced or simple words. Check out this idea for an interactive anchor chart. It can be made in literally seconds. Games and activities will …
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This post is a collection of many free resources from the web and some materials I have created that will help your students learn about contractions. Enjoy these contraction activities including online games. Discover great books to read. You’ll find songs and videos. The final activities are for more advanced students who know how to …
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The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through blog link-ups. Enjoy reading through our posts and collecting free materials to use in your classroom this school year. For this link-up, I am super excited to share my …
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I’m excited to share this detailed free sampling of my Prefixes Suffixes and Roots Series. This sample contains three activities for 4 different affixes and root words, a total of 12 activities. A lot of planning went into this series to make it easy to use and adaptable for many needs. In planning this resource, …
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Who said teaching vocabulary had to be boring? This post contains different word wheel activities for students to enjoy while learning more about words. Word wheels help students explore words from different angles. They are a great learning approach for visual learners. Be sure to check out all five activities. Word Wheel Activities Word …
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