## Math Maze Freebie – Fun Review for Upper Elementary

You can never have too many no prep resources for extra math practice – especially free resources that 3rd and 4th students think are fun!  These engaging math mazes make a great review – whether you want students to practice addition, comparing numbers, multiples, or their mental math.  Help your upper elementary students get the extra math practice and review …

## Problem and Solution Text Structure Practice: Free Printable

You can never have too many nonfiction text structure resources!  This skill is incredibly difficult for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to understand because there are so many different things they have to understand in order to be successful with it.  Students need all the practice they can get.  🙂 This no prep freebie (a printable pdf) can help …

## Free Main Idea and Details Worksheets for Meaningful Practice

What 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students couldn’t use extra main idea and details practice?  Use these free pdf printable to review this difficult skill with minimal prep on your part!Download These Free Main Idea Practice WorksheetsThis freebie includes 3 activities that you can use to practice main idea and supporting details: A grouping words activity to help students practice …

## A Free Compare and Contrast Printable

No matter how often you teach comparing and contrasting to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, they can always benefit from more practice.  And a freebie to help you do this never hurts. Being able to identify similarities and differences is one of Marzano’s 9 high-yield instructional strategies.  So of course, we want to give our students as much …

## A Free Fraction Activity for Valentine’s Day

Keeping students on task and engaged around Valentine’s Day is hard.  The excitement – and the candy – that comes with this holiday can be a distraction for many 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students.  Use this free Valentine’s Day fraction activity to help keep students engaged and learning while still celebrating Valentine’s Day.Free Fraction Valentine’s Day ActivityThis Valentine’s Day …

## Free Cut and Paste Resource for Making Inferences

Teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students how to make inferences is hard.  We can create anchor charts that remind students that they need to look for clues from the author, think about what they already know, and read between the lines, but that doesn’t make this skill any easier. What students really need is practice – and a lot …

## A Free Point of View Activity

A lot of point of view resources focus on helping students distinguish between 1st and 3rd person, but point of view is so much more than this, and this point of view freebie addresses this. When teaching point of view, we need to help 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students think about author bias and how their own point of …

## 2 Weeks Free – 3rd Grade Daily Math Practice

Finding 3rd grade math morning work that students can complete independently is a struggle. Different curriculums practice different skills at a different times. Often, daily math practice or morning work will expect students to have prior knowledge that they don’t have. This is frustrating to both students and teachers! This daily math practice / morning work for 3rd grade is …

## A Better Way to Use Venn Diagrams When Comparing and Contrasting

Venn Diagrams are a tool commonly used in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade classrooms to teach students how to compare and contrast.  And while Venn Diagrams worksheets can be useful, they can also be used in a way that promotes lower level thinking instead of higher level thinking. Usually, teachers give students a completely blank Venn Diagram template.  …

## Find the Fib: A No Prep, Engaging Activity

Find the Fib (sometimes known as 2 Truths and a Lie) is one of my favorite activities to use and reuse in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms.  It requires little to no prep, can be easily adapted for use in all subject areas, requires higher level thinking, and upper elementary students never seem to get tired of it. No prep, …