Teaching writing to upper elementary students is often neglected because there is so many other things to teach! But writing can be integrated into practically any subject area. With a little intentionality, you can have your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students practice different writing skills every day.
Below, find ideas for:
- scaffolding a compare and contrast essay
- integrating writing while teaching character traits, point of view, and text features
- ideas for making writing fun and exciting for your students
Starting with a complete essay can be overwhelming, so find ideas for scaffolding a compare and contrast essay with your upper elementary students here!
A guest blogger shares 8 ideas for making writing fun for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.
Check out these ideas for integrating writing into your character trait instruction. Fun, engaging, and low prep!
The best writing activities are no prep! These no prep ideas will help you integrate writing while teaching point of of view to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students!
Too often we limit students by only teaching them to identify text features. These activities that will help you integrate writing into your text features lessons will also give students a better understanding of text features.
Use the day after a substitute as a chance to teach writing. Provide your upper elementary students a real life purpose for their writing - and it requires no prep!
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