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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Upper Elementary

In search of ELA St. Patrick's Day Activities for Upper Elementary students? Here are 5 activities that will engage them while covering the standards.

St. Patrick's Day brings lots of joy to students. They love dressing in green to avoid 'getting pinched' and enjoy hearing about the mischievous leprechauns. Here are some St. Patrick's Day activities for upper elementary students that are not only engaging but also align to the standards.

St. Patrick's Day Books for Upper Elementary

Are you looking for St. atricks's Day Books you can share with your upper elementary students? Here is a list of 7 engaging and meaningful books.


Picture books and read alouds are a great way to educate students on different holidays and St. Patrick's Day is a perfect day to share silly stories, funny limericks, and historical picture books. Here are a few St. Patrick's Day books for upper elementary students that you can read aloud this March.

Teaching Context Clues with Fun Activities for Grades 4 & 5

Looking for engaging activities to use when teaching context clues to your 4th or 5th graders? Here are some ideas.

Do you have students that regularly come up to you and ask you, "What does this word mean?" This happens to me every year. It usually happens with students who are reading text that is either "above" their reading level or is a non-fiction book that contains Tier 3 words. Teaching context clues and how to find them serves readers well by increasing their reading comprehension and cutting down on the need to come and ask you what that the word means.

Here are some engaging ideas and resources that will help you introduce and the types of context clues to your students, how to identify them, and how to implement them as they read.

ELA Valentine's Day Activities for Upper Elementary

In search of ELA Valentine's Day Activities for Upper Elementary students? Here are 4 activities that will engage them while hitting the standards.


Besides Halloween, Valentine's Day is at the top of the list when it comes to kids' favorite holidays. Thinking about trading cards and candy gets them really excited the days leading up to the holiday. As teachers, we know 'if we can't beat them, join them' is the way to go. The best way to do this is to come up with Valentine's activities for upper elementary students that will not only engage them but help you continue with your curriculum. 


Here is a list lessons that work in my classroom, so I've adapted them into a Valentine's Day theme. I'm hopeful that you will find some ELA activities here that you will enjoy using with your students. 

Valentine's Day Books for Upper Elementary

Valentine's Day Books you can share with your upper elementary students? Here is a list of 5 engaging and meaningful books.

Picture books and read alouds are a great way to bring a classroom community together, and Valentine's Day is a perfect day to share books about friendship, love, and kindness. Here are a few Valentine's Day books for upper elementary students that you can read aloud this February.