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

Teaching students about important African Americans should not be confined to February.  However, Black History Month is a great opportunity to spend some intentional time learning about these heroes of history. This free Black History Month Activity gives students a chance to think more deeply about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks.  Students will read the information on some …

Free Cut and Paste Resource for Teaching Theme

Teaching theme to upper elementary students can be incredibly difficult. It is such an abstract idea, so 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students need a lot of practice in order to truly understand it. Use this free cut and paste resource to help introduce theme to your students.  It has 6 paragraphs, each with one of two themes.  …

Free Valentine's Day Activities for Upper Elementary - including math, reading, and just for fun activities. Great for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.

Free Valentine’s Day Activities

Check out these free Valentine’s Day activities – a fun way to celebrate the holidays while still learning! These free resources have been created by a variety of teachers, not just me! When you subscribe to my newsletter below, I’ll send you my Reusable Sub Plans for FREE. You’ll also get updates on new blog posts and freebies. Click Here …

Free Christmas Activities for Upper Elementary - math and literacy activities that can be used around the holidays for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.

Free Christmas Activities

Check out these free Christmas activities – a fun way to celebrate the holidays while still learning! These free resources have been created by a variety of teachers, not just me! When you subscribe to my newsletter below, I’ll send you my Reusable Sub Plans for FREE. You’ll also get updates on new blog posts and freebies. Click Here to …

Free Halloween Activities for Upper Elementary

Free Halloween Activities

What teacher doesn’t love the lack of self control we see every October around Halloween? Between the inevitable sugar high, the excitement of costumes and trick-or-treating, trying to teach upper elementary students around the end of October can seem like a hopeless cause. However, it is possible to take advantage of the excitement our students have towards Halloween. By planning …

Use this free point of view slideshow with your 3rd grade or 4th grade practice. Addresses nonfiction and fiction point of view skills.

Free Point of View Slideshow

Use this free point of view slideshow to help you teach point of view to your 3rd grade or 4th grade students. Begin by having students think about point of view within nonfiction texts. Students read a short paragraph and decide whether they agree or disagree with the author’s point of view. Then, have students write 2 paragraphs from opposing …

Ways to introduce character traits by making it relevant to your students. A free character trait mobile is included.

Introducing Character Traits

When introducing a new topic, it is always important to make that particular topic relevant to students. The same applies for introducing character traits to your class. Before you have students looking for evidence from the text, make character traits relevant. One of the best ways to make character traits relevant to students is by having the students describe their …

Free Text Features Chart

There are so many different types of text features – Titles, headings, labels, diagrams, bullet points, bold text…the list could go on forever! To help students keep track of the different types of text features, use the free text features chart pictured below! You can use this text features chart in a variety of ways – post it up in …