8 reading comprehension activity ideas to use with any book in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

8 Reading Comprehension Activities You Can Use with Any Book

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom teachers read a LOT of books and texts together, and assessing student comprehension is an important part of that.  But completing the same comprehension activities can be boring, predictable, and un-rigorous. Below, find 8 reading comprehension activities that can be used with any book, fiction or nonfiction.  And most of them are no prep …

Nonfiction Picture Books / informational books that upper elementary students (third, fourth, and fifth grade) will love

Nonfiction Picture Books that Upper Elementary Students will LOVE

Engaging fiction picture books are easy to find.  3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers usually have plenty of them in their classroom libraries.  However, nonfiction and informational text picture books that are actually engaging and on an appropriate grade level are much harder to find. If you are trying to be intentional about doing more nonfiction read alouds with your …

The Best Nonfiction Books for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students that Love Animals

The Best Nonfiction Books for Students That Love Animals

If you have 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students that don’t like to read (and what teacher doesn’t?), then finding engaging texts is a must. Books about animals are universally appealing – and very few students can resist a nonfiction animal book with unbelievable and incredible true stories. The books below tell true stories of animal friendships, loyalty, …

Nonfiction books / informational text that 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love

The Best Nonfiction Book Series for Upper Elementary

Most 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers I know could easily tell you their favorite fiction books to read aloud to students, but choosing a nonfiction book is harder.  We just don’t read nonfiction or informative texts as much as we read fiction texts because it is harder to find engaging books and series. We lean on fiction books with …