Category: Reading Workshop

teaching figurative language in the upper elementary classroom

3 Fun Activities for Teaching Figurative Language

Are you an upper elementary teacher who needs new ideas for teaching figurative language? Then you’re in the right spot! Keep reading for 3 fun poetry ideas that you can use in your classroom tomorrow! 1) Interactive Read Aloud One of my favourite ways to have students practice identifying figurative

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3 easy ideas for teaching theme in the upper elementary reading class

3 Easy Ideas for Teaching Theme

Are you frustrated because your students aren’t understanding how to build an interpretation? I feel ya! Here are 3 easy ideas for teaching theme. You will walk away with activities that you can start using TOMORROW in your upper elementary reading class! 1) Read Alouds are GREAT for Teaching Theme

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what do the other kids do during guided reading

What do the other kids do during Guided Reading?

The number one question that I get from teachers who want or need to incorporate guided reading into their classroom is what do the other kids do while I’m teaching a small group? This question is KEY to ensuring that you end up loving small group reading and continue to

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end of the year reading party

Host a Magical End of the Year Reading Party

Every year parents ask me why their child is reading now more than ever before. They are always amazed that a simple end of the year reading party can motivate their child to read more than 40 books over the course of a school year. But it works! Earn Your

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picture books for asian heritage month

The 5 Best Picture Books for Asian Heritage Month

Are you on the hunt for picture books for Asian Heritage Month? Did you know that the Government of Canada has declared the month of May to be Asian Heritage month? This makes it the perfect time to highlight some amazing picture books that are written by Asian authors or

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