Free main idea worksheet to help 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students (pdf)

A Free Main Idea and Details Printable

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 this Main Idea Freebie This freebie includes 3 activities that you can use to practice main idea and supporting details: A grouping words activity to help students practice …

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 the classroom. It requires little to no prep, can be used in all subject areas, requires higher level thinking, and my 3rd grade students never got tired of it. How Find the Fib WorksBasically, have students …

Integrate technology when teaching character traits - includes instructions and grading rubric for a Character Traits Wordle!

Character Traits Technology Integration

A character traits lesson plan is likely going to include students reading a fictional story and filling out a character trait graphic organizer. However, there are several easy ways to integrate technology into your character trait lesson plans and help bring your students into the 21st century. Create a WordleOne of my favorite ways to integrate technology while teaching character …

Character Traits Word Wall - Includes a Free Template so you can create your own!

Character Traits Word Wall

Going into my 3rd year teaching, I was finally beginning to feel more confident. I had successfully dealt with some difficult behavior problems, explained equivalent fractions to my 3rd graders without any tears, and I finally felt certain that my students were learning a lot. Then, I taught a lesson on character traits that resulted in an unexpected confusion in …

Free Character Traits Lists - Includes a list of positive character traits, a list of negative character traits, and a list of synonyms of character traits.

Free Character Traits List

Below are 3 different character traits lists for you to use to help expand your students’ character trait vocabulary. Or, check out my these other freebies, tips, and ideas to make teaching character traits easier. You can download a free pdf version of these Character Trait Lists on the Character Trait Page in the Lifetime Access Area. Just look for …

Character Traits Questions: Higher Order Thinking

As teachers, we are constantly questioning our students. We all know how important it is to ask our students higher level thinking questions, but often the questions we think of on the spot are more knowledge or comprehension based questions. Questions that encourage students to analyze, apply, or evaluate their learning are harder to come up with on the spot. …

3 Free Character Trait Graphic organizers - use to help students compare and contrast characters, provide evidence from the text, and more!

Character Traits Graphic Organizers

Use the 3 free character traits graphic organizers below. Each of the graphic organizers focuses on a different aspect of character traits, and can be used over and over with a suitable fiction story. Find these graphic organizers, as well as other free character trait resources here.  Just look for the red FREE! next to the resources. Character Traits Graphic …