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Most teachers don’t go into the profession for the money (or lack thereof) or the “summers off.” The majority of teachers go into teaching for one main reason – because they want to help. That’s why teachers work unpaid before the school year begins, wanting to set up their classroom so it’s a safe and welcoming place for students. That’s …

Make teaching main idea more exciting with these main idea games/centers for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Main Idea Centers for Upper Elementary

I don’t know very many teachers who actually LIKE teaching main idea. It’s such a difficult, abstract, and BORING concept to teach. It seems like either kids get it or they don’t – and more often than not they don’t. Because students are usually confused when finding the main idea and supporting details of a passage, it can be difficult …

36 Questions for Teaching Point of View: Bloom's Taxonomy. Great for upper elementary classrooms.

Point of View Questions: Higher Order Thinking

Below is a list of 36 questions you could use while teaching point of view to get students thinking more critically. The point of view questions are organized with Bloom’s Taxonomy in mind. Make sure you are incorporating higher order thinking questions consistently in your teaching of point of view. You can also download a printable PDF version of these …