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20 Fun Dr. Seuss Themed Writing Prompts!

This prompt picker is included with the free Dr. Seuss download! Need some Dr. Seuss themed writing prompts? Whether you’re studying Dr. Seuss or just looking for something fun for your students to write about, these fun writing prompts might be just the thing you need! Perfect for journals, writing centers, bell work, or discussions! Try some of these with your students! You may also

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FREE Leap Day Challenge!

Leap year only comes once every four years, so why not have some fun on Leap Day? This activity is perfect for upper elementary students. Use it with the whole class, as enrichment or even homework. Get Yours Right Here!  

Nonfiction text features, while not the most thrilling topic to teach, make up an essential lesson that needs to be taught. Because students spend so much time reading informational text in school, they need to know the features of those texts, what information those features are giving, and how to use those features. Learn more in this blog post!

Exploring Nonfiction Text Features

Nonfiction texts can seem a little overwhelming at first. Encouraging students to view a nonfiction book in terms of its parts or features can help quite a bit. The very first thing that students should understand about most nonfiction texts is that they don’t need to read every word from start to finish. A nonfiction book can be compared to a grocery store. You buy what

Celebrate Presidents Day with this set of 20 Presidents Task Cards! There's a piece of trivia on each task card, along with a question, about some of the U.S. presidents. Your students will enjoy learning a little history and learning more about our nation's presidents with this task card set - plus, it's FREE!

FREE Presidents’ Day Task Cards!

This set of Presidents’ Day task cards is a great way for your students to learn some fun facts about the presidents while practicing their higher-level thinking skills. Each of the 20 cards includes a piece of presidential trivia, along with a creative or critical thinking challenge. These would work well at a center. Another idea is to choose one each day for your students

Are you looking for some Valentine's freebies? I've got a couple to share with you in this post, as well as a link to a full Valentine's Day activity pack!

Valentine’s Freebies!

Just in case you missed them, here are two Valentine’s freebies. Enjoy! Valentine’s Logical Thinking Activity    Free Valentine’s Mad Lib Activity If you want more, then you can spend $3.00 and get this pack of 12 Valentine’s Day Activities. There is a nice mix of ELA and math, all with an emphasis on higher level thinking.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Mystery Read Aloud

20 Great Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

Here are some interesting writing prompts to try with your students this week: Write about a person that you love. What makes this person special? We often say that we “love” something. For example, “I love chocolate.” What is the difference between loving a person and loving a thing or activity? Do you think that animals feel love? Do you think a dog can feel

Teaching inference can be a real challenge, but I provide you with several tips for doing so in this blog post, and I share links to books and related resources to help you teach it! Teaching inferences doesn't have to be hard, especially when you have the resources to make it easy!

Tips for Teaching Inference

Inference can be a tricky reading strategy to teach, which is a bit ironic since most of us are constantly inferring things about the world around us and have been since a fairly young age. The trick is to help kids learn how to do it with text. Here are some suggestions for helping your students to learn this skill. NOTE: As Amazon Associates, we

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