Vocabulary Practice

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This board is dedicated to providing upper elementary teachers with ways to help students practice new vocabulary words in meaningful ways

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Whether you're working to build your classroom library or tracking down a book that will interest your own child, these book lists are sure to come in handy. Check out these high-interest chapter books for kids listed by grade level and find a new book for your readers today.

The Best Chapter Books and Novels for Elementary-Aged Kids

Whether you're working to build your classroom library or tracking down a book that will interest your own child, these book lists are sure to come in handy. Check out these high-interest chapter books for kids listed by grade level and find a new book for your readers today.

Get 3 FREE games to help students practice using context clues today! Use these fun and engaging games to increase vocabulary and develop student’s skills for using context clues in the Upper Elementary classroom.  Practice this important reading skill with these fun and free activities which can be used by the whole group, small group, or independent practice. Games include talk like a pirate, tic-tac-toe, and con-text clues.  Get your 3 FREE context clue games now!

3 FREE Games to Help Students Practice Using Context Clues

Get 3 FREE games to help students practice using context clues today! Use these fun and engaging games to increase vocabulary and develop student’s skills for using context clues in the Upper Elementary classroom. Practice this important reading skill with these fun and free activities which can be used by the whole group, small group, or independent practice. Games include talk like a pirate, tic-tac-toe, and con-text clues. Get your 3 FREE context clue games now!

Your students are going to love these What to Write in a Journal prompts. Here are lots of ideas for students to write about in school or at home! #WhatToWriteInAJournal #JournalWritingIdeasForStudents #JournalBuddies

What to Write in a Journal Prompts for Kids

Your students are going to love these What to Write in a Journal writing prompts. Discover ideas for your students to write about in school - or at home!

Check out this FREE new and highly engaging digital LINKtivity Interactive Learning guide for teaching nonfiction text features! The digital learning guide with companion flipbook will teach students important features found in nonfiction texts through graphics, images, and a kid-friendly video! Perfect for in-person or remote learning! Comes with a teacher guide with lesson ideas, printable or digital flipbook, rubric and MORE! Get your FREE LINKtivity digital guide now!
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FREE Nonfiction LINKtivity Interactive Digital Guide

Check out this FREE new and highly engaging digital LINKtivity Interactive Learning guide for teaching nonfiction text features! The digital learning guide with companion flipbook will teach students important features found in nonfiction texts through graphics, images, and a kid-friendly video! Perfect for in-person or remote learning! Comes with a teacher guide with lesson ideas, printable or digital flipbook, rubric and MORE! Get your FREE LINKtivity digital guide now!

Teaching Children to Compare & Contrast.  A great introduction using authentic literature!

Teaching Children to Compare & Contrast - Teaching with a Mountain View

Teaching Children to Compare & Contrast. A great introduction using authentic literature!

Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers?  This post begins a series of 30+ writing mini lessons for interactive notebooks that has proven to be the best approach to writing effectively. It will provide you with creative ideas to teach students sentence structure, paragraph writing, and the writing process for narrative writing in a step-by-step order that scaffolds and builds upon each other. The ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and writer’s…

Writing Mini Lesson 1- Brainstorming for Interactive Notebooks

Are you looking for ideas to help your students become successful writers? This post begins a series of 30+ writing mini lessons for interactive notebooks that has proven to be the best approach to writing effectively. It will provide you with creative ideas to teach students sentence structure, paragraph writing, and the writing process for narrative writing in a step-by-step order that scaffolds and builds upon each other. The ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and writer’s…

Incorporating more writing activities in your already packed teaching agenda can be a challenge. This post shares some of the ways I’ve been able to get my students writing more in the classroom + grab a FREEBIE from the post!

8 Clever Ways to Get Students Writing More | The Butterfly Teacher

Incorporating more writing activities in your already packed teaching agenda can be a challenge. This post shares some of the ways I’ve been able to get my students writing more in the classroom + grab a FREEBIE from the post!

Get your complete printable and digital unit study for the popular novel Shiloh. This novel unit for Shiloh comes complete with a detailed teacher guide, lesson plans, anchor slides, student activities (printable and digital), a bulletin board set, response activities, and MORE. Perfect for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade! A great resource for in-person or distance learning! Get this complete Shiloh novel study today to increase reading comprehension and reduce teacher prep time!

Shiloh Novel Unit Printable & DIgital

Get your complete printable and digital unit study for the popular novel Shiloh. This novel unit for Shiloh comes complete with a detailed teacher guide, lesson plans, anchor slides, student activities (printable and digital), a bulletin board set, response activities, and MORE. Perfect for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade! A great resource for in-person or distance learning! Get this complete Shiloh novel study today to increase reading comprehension and reduce teacher prep time!

Make MLK Jr. Day meaningful in your classroom with these math and literacy activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. This mini unit is rich in literature, based in common-core standards, and highly engaging. Includes vocabulary activities, reader’s theater, book activities, math and literacy sheets, bulletin board displays, primary source activity, resource list, and MORE! Get your complete Martin Luther King Jr. upper elementary unit full of engaging activities today!
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Martin Luther King Jr. Common Core Activities {Math and Literacy}

Make MLK Jr. Day meaningful in your classroom with these math and literacy activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. This mini unit is rich in literature, based in common-core standards, and highly engaging. Includes vocabulary activities, reader’s theater, book activities, math and literacy sheets, bulletin board displays, primary source activity, resource list, and MORE! Get your complete Martin Luther King Jr. upper elementary unit full of engaging activities today!

Check out this blog post for ideas on a new way to do novel summaries with a VIDEO tutorial to get students to show what they know in a fun new way! Includes templates and project ideas on how to write a novel summary with graphic organizers. Perfect for upper elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) students. Make sure to check out the full VIDEO tutorial for a complete step-by-step how-to create novel summary lapbooks. Students will love the new way to complete novel summaries!

A New Way to Do Novel Summaries {VIDEO TUTORIAL}

Check out this blog post for ideas on a new way to do novel summaries with a VIDEO tutorial to get students to show what they know in a fun new way! Includes templates and project ideas on how to write a novel summary with graphic organizers. Perfect for upper elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) students. Make sure to check out the full VIDEO tutorial for a complete step-by-step how-to create novel summary lapbooks. Students will love the new way to complete novel summaries!

Get your 50 reading themed digital anchor chart templates today! This resource is designed to help you create digital and printable anchor charts for your reading instruction in minutes - just add text! A total of 50 prepared digital anchor chart slides with a different background using reading clip art. A how-to video tutorial is provided to help you get started! A perfect elementary reading resource for in-person or distance learning all year long.
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50 Editable Reading Themed Digital Anchor Chart Templates

Get your 50 reading themed digital anchor chart templates today! This resource is designed to help you create digital and printable anchor charts for your reading instruction in minutes - just add text! A total of 50 prepared digital anchor chart slides with a different background using reading clip art. A how-to video tutorial is provided to help you get started! A perfect elementary reading resource for in-person or distance learning all year long.

Get your 50 math themed digital anchor chart templates today! This resource is designed to help you create digital and printable anchor charts for your math instruction in minutes - just add text! A total of 50 prepared digital anchor chart slides with a different background using math clip art. A how-to video tutorial is provided to help you get started! A perfect elementary math resource for in-person or distance learning all year long.
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50 Editable Math Themed Digital Anchor Chart Templates

Get your 50 math themed digital anchor chart templates today! This resource is designed to help you create digital and printable anchor charts for your math instruction in minutes - just add text! A total of 50 prepared digital anchor chart slides with a different background using math clip art. A how-to video tutorial is provided to help you get started! A perfect elementary math resource for in-person or distance learning all year long.

Identify 9 types of struggling readers in your classroom and learn how to help each one!

Reading Teachers: Take your Reading Instruction to the Next Level with this FREE Activity!

Identify 9 types of struggling readers in your classroom and learn how to help each one!

You've delivered an intentional and purposeful minilesson to your readers. Your readers have moved into Independent Reading and are trying out the work. But, you are left wondering...do I move on to my next planned lesson tomorrow or should I dwell here for another day? It doesn't matter what the district's pacing guide says...it's all about the readers. We go where they NEED us to go!

The STICKIER the better--Sticky Minilessons

You've delivered an intentional and purposeful minilesson to your readers. Your readers have moved into Independent Reading and are trying out the work. But, you are left wondering...do I move on to my next planned lesson tomorrow or should I dwell here for another day? It doesn't matter what the district's pacing guide says...it's all about the readers. We go where they NEED us to go!

A book tasting is a great way to engage students in their reading and encourage learners to experience novels/books in a new genre.  Check out how to easily host this event in your fourth or fifth grade language arts classroom. #languagearts #booktasting #literacy #fourthgrade #fifthgrade

Host a Classroom Book Tasting! - Teaching with a Mountain View

A book tasting is a great way to engage students in their reading and encourage learners to experience novels/books in a new genre. Check out how to easily host this event in your fourth or fifth grade language arts classroom. #languagearts #booktasting #literacy #fourthgrade #fifthgrade

These self-esteem facts can help people who interact with children on a regular basis understand self-esteem & the factors that influence an individual's sense of self-esteem. #selfesteem #selfesteemfacts #selfesttemwriting #journalbuddies

Self Esteem Facts

These self-esteem facts can help people who interact with children on a regular basis understand self-esteem and the factors that influence an individual's sense of self-esteem.