4th and 5th Grade Literacy | Common Core Reading & Writing

This is a collection of resources for teaching 4th and 5th Grade Literacy skills, including reading activities, anchor charts, writing activities, mentor texts…
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Building relationships is key to classroom management, and that begins when you start to get to know your students. These free digital activities for getting to know them will help!
Back to School Getting to Know You Activities
Building relationships is key to classroom management, and that begins when you start to get to know your students. These free digital activities for getting to know them will help!
Reviewing story elements at the beginning of the school year is a great way to make sure your students are all on the same page. These free resources can help!
Story Elements: Freebies and Resources
Reviewing story elements at the beginning of the school year is a great way to make sure your students are all on the same page. These free resources can help!
Without strong sentence comprehension skills, your students' reading can suffer. Take the time to make sure they have a firm foundation before moving on to more challenging texts. This bundle of resources can help!
Sentence Comprehension Bundle for Upper Elementary
Without strong sentence comprehension skills, your students' reading can suffer. Take the time to make sure they have a firm foundation before moving on to more challenging texts. This bundle of resources can help!
Looking to make learning prefixes fun and interesting for your students? Check out this post for a fun prefix reading passage and activities that help 4th and 5th graders practice different prefixes while reading. Morphology Wall, Morphology Activities, Reading Notebooks, Jennifer Findley, Teach Writing, Exit Slips, 5th Grade Ela, Teaching 5th Grade, Teaching Posters
Reading Passages Focusing on Prefixes
Looking to make learning prefixes fun and interesting for your students? Check out this post for a fun prefix reading passage and activities that help 4th and 5th graders practice different prefixes while reading.
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Teaching Decoding of Multisyllabic Words
Teaching upper elementary students how to decode multisyllabic words using syllable types is not for the faint of heart! Thankfully, these Science of Reading aligned activities can help!
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FREE Grammar Posters for 5th Grade
Freebie Alert! These free grammar posters will help you teach, review, and reinforce grammar vocabulary in your classroom.
the free 5th grade literature i can statements are great for teaching students about reading and writing
Literacy I Can Statements for 5th Grade
Breaking down complex or tricky standards into digestible “I Can” statements can be very helpful for students and teachers. This post shares free 5th grade I Can Statements for literacy, including ideas on how to use them in your classroom.
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5th Grade ELA Pacing Guide
Struggling with ELA pacing throughout the school year? This 5th Grade ELA pacing guide uses the common core state standards and is a great help when organizing lessons. The post also includes some general information and rationale behind my specific pacing decisions from when I was in the classroom. It includes how I paced reading standards, language standards, and writing standards for 5th grade!
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Prefix Reading Passage Practice Freebie
Looking for a fun and engaging way to review prefixes with your upper elementary students? These free prefix reading passages from Jennifer Findley are sure to be a student favorite!
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Reading Conferences in Upper Elementary
Figuring out when and how to do independent reading conferences is one of the biggest struggles teachers face in planning. It's also one of the reasons many teachers don’t do them at all! In this article, Jennifer Findley guides you through how she did them when she was in the classroom and tips for making them easier!
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Reading Review Activity
Reviewing reading skills doesn't have to be boring or tedious! These free printable reading review mini-books are a great way to get students engaged as they go over the skills they learned throughout the school year.
Syllable Types Freebies
🙃 Do your students have basic phonics skills but struggle to decode multisyllabic words? 😍 Give them a strategy to tackle larger words as they read. 💡 Grab these FREE resources to help your students learn and master syllable types.
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Poetry Activities for 4th and 5th Grade
Ready to dive into the world of poetry with your students? Some may remember childhood rhymes with fondness, while others might not be too thrilled about "love poems." (They are, after all, upper elementary students!😂) But fret not! There are creative ways to teach poetry that will pique the interest of even the most skeptical learners. These engaging poetry activities for upper elementary students from can help! 📚🖋️
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Work the Text Reading Test Prep
Do your students know how to work the text when they're taking standardized tests? Check out these tips and tricks for helping them (and grab the free resources while you're there!)!
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Free Restating the Question Resources
If your students are struggling with restating the question, you're not alone! Check out these tips and tricks and grab the free resources to make teaching this skill easier in upper elementary!