use this free resource to help your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students better understand the problem and solution nonfiction text structure

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 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 FreebieThis freebie includes 3 activities that you can use to practice main idea and supporting details: A grouping words activity to help students practice distinguishing between …

Free compare and contrast activity (pdf) for 3rd and 4th grade students

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 …

This Valentine's Day Fraction Freebie is a great way for your 3rd and 4th grade students to review fractions in a fun way

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 …

This black history month freebie will help your third, fourth, and fifth grade students learn more about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Free Activity for Black History Month

Black history – the influence of African Americans on culture and politics, the historical treatment of African Americans in America, and the impact different African Americans have made – is too complex and important to only teach in February.  However, Black History Month is a great opportunity to spend some intentional time on that history.  This Black History Month Freebie is …

This free, no prep point of view activity is easy to add to your lesson plans for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade

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 …

Get one week of 3rd grade morning work free - covers 5 different math domains and provides scaffolded daily math practice

1 Month Free – 3rd Grade Math Morning Work

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 scaffolded to …

Free cut and paste resource for teaching theme in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Free Printable for Identifying the Theme of a Story

Teaching theme to upper elementary students can be incredibly difficult. It is such an abstract idea.  3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students need a lot of practice in order to truly understand it. This no prep freebie (a printable pdf) can help your students get the extra practice they need with finding the theme of a story.Get the …

using venn diagrams in your compare and contrast lessons in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade - includes a free venn diagram freebie

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.  …

fun and free Valentine's Day Activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (math, reading)

Free Valentine’s Day Activities

Check out these free Valentine’s Day activities – a fun way for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to celebrate the holidays while still learning! These free resources have been created by a variety of upper elementary teachers, not just Teaching Made Practical.  Find math activities, ELA activities, and some some just for fun Valentine’s Day Activities.Free Valentine’s Day Math …