reading picture books - activity ideas and questions while reading with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Before, During, and After Reading Questions and Activity Ideas

In the course of a school year, you will (hopefully) read countless books to and with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Check out these questions and activity ideas that you can use before, during, and after reading a text with your class.Before Reading / Pre Reading Questions and ActivitiesThere are several no prep strategies you can use before …

These end of day questions will help your students or children reflect on the day and help you start a meaningful conversation

End of Day Reflection Questions for Students

With all the other things teachers are expected to cram into the school day, taking the time for student reflection is often pushed to the back burner.  But asking some end of the day reflection questions to help start some meaningful conversations can be a valuable way to end the day. Reflection helps students remember important things, practice growth mindset …

25 Teacher Reflection Questions to Make Next Year Easier

If you’re anything like most teachers, then you are in constant catch-up mode.  A teacher’s work is never done – there is always more to do.  And never enough time to do it all.  That’s why taking the time to ask yourself revealing teacher reflection questions is often overlooked. But putting aside a little time to reflect on past school …

an upper elementary compare and contrast lesson that is easily adaptable

A Fun Idea For Your Compare and Contrast Lessons in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Rankings are a fun way to spice up your compare and contrast lessons for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  This is a no prep idea that is easily adaptable to your reading lessons, but can also be used in social studies and science. This is one of my favorite of these 9 different ways to compare and contrast in your …