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Engaging Integrated Mystery Unit | Upper Elementary | Teacher Resources
Crime solvers in the upper elementary classroom! Get more information on how an integrated mystery unit can be used to teach reading, math, science and writing. It's a fun way for students to get excited about learning! Hook them with your crime scene setup.
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Test-Taking Strategies to Teach Your Students | Teacher Resources
State tests are approaching quickly. It’s time to make sure your students have the test-taking strategies they need to succeed. We teach these strategies all year long, but this is a good time for a quick review. Read on to find the top test-taking strategies to teach your upper elementary students.
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Upper Elementary Books for Your Classroom Library | Teacher Resources
As teachers we all know how important it is to have books in your classroom library your kids will actually read and love. Take a look at my list of the best books you can add to your upper elementary classroom library.
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Amazing Supplies Every Teacher Needs | Teacher Resources
How do you find office supplies for your upper elementary classroom that will stand the test of 25+ students for a year? Read on to find out my most recommended supplies you can get on Amazon. This list includes the best pencil sharpener, stapler, and more.
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5 Easy Steps | Get Supplies for Your Classroom with an Amazon Wish List | Teacher Resources
How do you cut down on spending your own money to buy classroom supplies? With an Amazon Wish List! Read on to find the 5 easy steps so you can get started today.
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Implement Reading Strategy Groups in Your Classroom | Teacher Resources
Small group instruction is vital to helping your students meet their academic goals and strategy groups are so much more effective than guided reading groups. That's why I use reading strategy groups in my classroom. Keep reading to find out how to set them up and implement them in your upper elementary classroom.
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Early Finisher Activities | Teacher Resources
How many times have you heard "I'm finished with my work. What can I do now?" It may be the one thing you dread hearing the most when you don't have something planned for upper elementary students who are early finishers. Well look no further! I have early finishers activities for every month of the school year. Take a look so you don't have to scramble around to find extra activities. These activities are a great classroom management tool by keeping kids busy and not disturbing the classroom.
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Earth Day Classroom Activities | Teacher Resources
April is almost here and it's time to think about activities for Earth Day. It may be just one day in April, but I like to use the whole month to teach my students ways to take care of our planet. These are some of my favorite Earth Day activities. Read on to find your favorite activity.
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How to Motivate Your Students for State Testing | Teacher Resources
Keeping elementary and upper elementary students motivated is hard at any time of the year but, when it's the end of the school year and state testing is near, it's harder than ever! Read on to find fun ways you can motivate your students during state testing or any time of the year.
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5 Fun Ways to Review for a Test | State Tests Included | Teacher Resources
Reviewing for a test fun??? With state testing approaching quickly, I've been trying to think of fun ways to review. and test prep with my upper elementary kids. We have a few weeks left to practice reading and math skills we’ve learned all year. Read on to find the 5 fun ways I'll be using to review for a state tests.
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Test-Taking Strategies to Teach Your Students | Teacher Resources
State tests are approaching quickly. It’s time to make sure your students have the test-taking strategies they need to succeed. We teach these strategies all year long, but this is a good time for a quick review. Read on to find the top test-taking strategies to teach your upper elementary students.
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10 Awesome Reward Parties for Your Classroom | Teacher Resources
How do you reward kids in your upper elementary or elementary classroom? Tired of using the same old reward parties? Well take a look! I have 10 new ideas to make those parties in your classroom awesome! No. 5 is my personal personal favorite. Now go and find yours.
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How to Use Data to Drive Instruction | Teacher Resources
As teachers, we constantly hear that we should use data to drive instruction. However, that’s easier said than done. I’ve spent more than a few hours staring at numbers trying to figure out how to use that information to meet my students’ needs. Well, I’ve finally found some ways that work. Read on to find out what I'm doing that works!
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Top Test-Taking Strategies to Teach Your Students - Teach Without Tears
Teach your students these test-taking strategies to help them succeed on state tests.
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Motivate Your Students for State Testing - Teach Without Tears
State testing is hard for students. Use these tips to motivate your students to do their best. Plus, get a free download!
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How to Save Time on Lesson Plans - Teach Without Tears
Lesson planning is a very time-consuming process for teachers. Use these tips to save time on lesson plans.
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Classroom Management Lesson Planning Gui
Give your lesson plans a reboot! Effective lesson planning doesn't always come naturally, nor does good classroom management. Learn how to do both and save time and your sanity. lesson plans | lesson planning | classroom management | student behavior | ho
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How to plan a lesson that will keep your students engaged and on-task - Lepre's Learning Log
Effective lesson planning doesn't always come naturally, nor does good classroom management. Learn how to do both and save time and your sanity. lesson plans | lesson planning | classroom management | student behavior | how to plan a lesson
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10 First Week of School Activities Your Students Will Love - Teach Without Tears
Get your class back in the school routine with these first week of school activities your students will love.
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How to Use Data to Drive Instruction - Teach Without Tears
As teachers, we constantly hear that we should use data to drive instruction. Here are 5 tips to help you do this.
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Bring the World Into Your Classroom with Virtual Field Trips
Bring the world into your classroom with virtual field trips (Freebie included in blog post!)
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Google Classroom: Save Time and Paper in Your Elementary Classroom - Teach Without Tears
Find out all the benefits of using Google Classroom in your elementary classroom.