Fictional Narrative Lessons

Fictional narrative lessons are almost always fun for students! In fact, most upper elementary students love writing fictional narratives. They get to let their creative juices flow and have fun with writing. However, this may be the most challenging writing genre for students. Even though fictional narratives are “fun” they require considerable planning and technique.

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First Chapter Friday

First Chapter Friday

First Chapter Friday is one of those ideas that checks all the boxes. Easy to implement No prep Students love it It gets kids reading First Chapter Friday is an easy way to introduce new books to your students and to encourage independent reading. Truthfully, it doesn’t need to be on a Friday. I just

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Reading practice assignments

Reading Worksheets for Upper Elementary

Reading worksheets have gotten a bad rap, and that doesn’t have to been the case. My favorite way to teach reading is through authentic and high-quality children’s literature. Students participate in read alouds, book clubs, novel studies, literature circles, guided reading groups, and book talks. However, there is a need for reading practice through reading

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