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Opinion Writing Anchor Charts for Upper Elementary Students

Looking to support your students with their text-based writing? Opinion writing anchor charts make teaching easier & give students the support needed.

Teaching new writers how to gather evidence and plan for text-based writing can be challenging. Transitioning them over to actually writing the essay where they must weave those ideas into a well developed and organized essay is just as big of a task. Below, are some ways you can use opinion writing anchor charts to give 4th and 5th grade students tangible examples of how to make their writing focused, well-supported, and engaging.

Idiom Activities for Upper Elementary

Looking for some engaging idiom activities to use when teaching idioms? Here are a few ideas.

Have you ever read a book with your students when suddenly an idiom shows up and someone asks, "What does that mean?" Idioms without the proper context clues can be really difficult to understand especially for nonnative English speakers. This is why teaching them the most popular idioms for kids is important. Not sure where to start? Here a few idiom activities that will make teaching idioms a piece of cake.

5 Fun New Year Classroom Activities for Upper Elementary

As we get ready to head back into the classroom, here are some fun New Year classroom activities you can do with your upper elementary students.

Happy New Year, my Co-Teacher! As we get ready to head back into the classroom, here are some fun New Year classroom activities you can do with your upper elementary students.

40 Picture Books that Teach Grammar to Upper Elementary

Here is a list of 40 picture books that teach grammar skills. Use these to introduce grammar lessons and engage your upper elementary students.

Introducing grammar lessons with picture books that teach grammar skills is an excellent way to engage your upper elementary students and set the stage to engage them. Fortunately, many authors have realized the importance of incorporating picture books into lessons, and they have written some fun books that explicitly explain parts of speech and grammar rules within the text.

Here are a list of picture books you can use at the start of your lessons as you teach nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech to your 4th and 5th graders.

Singular and Plural Nouns Activities for Upper Elementary

Looking for singular and plural nouns activities to help upper elementary students review the plural noun rules? Here are a few ideas & resources.

Singular and plural nouns are first introduced in kindergarten and first grade, but if you are an upper elementary teacher, you know that plural nouns can pose challenges for many 4th and 5th grade writers. Reviewing the plural nouns rules and referring back to them throughout the year is not just important, it's necessary.

This post will provide you with several ideas, activities, and resources to make these lessons not only engaging but will help them remember the rules.