Category: Literacy

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.

How to Teach Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

How to Teach Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

How can we make poetry more engaging for our upper elementary students? In this blog post, I will share ideas and resources to teach meter and rhythm in poetry with fun activities to spark your students’ interest and creativity. Start by getting the handout. It includes printables and links to all the activities discussed in …

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Distinguishing Fact from Opinion

Fact and Opinion

In today’s information-driven world, teaching students to differentiate between fact and opinion is more crucial than ever. This skill is tested in standardized assessments and empowers students to make informed decisions and navigate the vast amount of information. From deciphering campaign ads during elections to discerning truth in the Internet age, the ability to evaluate …

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Teaching Drama Structure

Teaching Drama Structure

Welcome to the second part of our story structure series, where we will focus on teaching drama structure to upper elementary students. Drama is a form of storytelling that uses dialogue, action, and stage directions to create a live performance. In this post, we will show you how to teach your students the elements of …

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Teaching Story Structure

Teaching Story Structure

Welcome to the first installment of our three-part series on teaching story structure. The first lesson in the series covers narrative story structures. The narrative structure is how writers arrange and present their stories’ events, characters, and settings to create an engaging and meaningful experience for their audience. Narrative story structure can affect how readers …

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Comparing English Dialects Teaching L.5.3.B

Comparing English Dialects

  This post offers a lesson plan for comparing English dialects and their effects on literature. It covers the Common Core State Standard L.5.3.B, which asks 5th graders to analyze how different varieties of English are used in stories, dramas, or poems. Be sure to get the handout. It includes the printables you need to …

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Comparing Texts in Different Genres

Comparing Stories in Different Genres

When it comes to teaching language arts, one essential skill for students to develop is the ability to compare and contrast texts in different genres. This skill helps them to deepen their understanding of the texts, analyze how the authors use different techniques and elements to convey their messages and appreciate the diversity and richness …

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Comparing Stories in the Same Genre

Comparing Stories in the Same Genre

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 …

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