Middle School Reading
Teach Tone with One Sentence
Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) Here's an awesome trick to teach kids what tone means and how to include it in writing!
Calming Strategies Social Narratives
Calming Strategies STORIES for our youngest learners! Four topics to support our students with mini-books featuring pictures and text cues.
Exploring the 9 Must-Know Elements of Poetry for Upper Elementary
Get ready to dive into the world of poetry with this essential guide to the elements of poetry for 4th and 5th grade. Learn the nine poetic elements, such as meter, rhythm, verse, and line, for students to use these poetic terms to analyze poems or find the theme of a poem. This literacy post breaks down the essential parts of a poem to help upper elementary teachers confidently teach poetry.
Teaching Poetry to 4th-Grade Students: Strategies for Exploring Imagery, Meter, and Rhyme in Poetry
If you are a fourth-grade teacher introducing poetry, this lesson plan is for you! Use any reading activities mentioned as a guide when teaching your students about imagery, meter, and rhyme in poetry. By showing students the various elements of poetry, such as imagery, meter, and rhyme, they will have the foundation to analyze poems in upper elementary.
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Effective Comprehension Strategy Instruction — The Stellar Teacher Co.
In this podcast, I have 5 tips on how to effectively teach reading comprehension in upper elementary. I also talk about the challenges that you face as a teacher teaching reading comprehension, strategies on how to build student confidence & ways to get students to buy in!
How to Launch Reader's Workshop in Your Classroom
Listen to this how-to launch reader’s workshop Podcast for a comprehensive guide for back to school reading success. Includes all of the details and tips for creating a literacy-rich classroom. You’ll learn the most important things for a successful reader’s workshop for all elementary grades but focused on 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Get ideas for classroom organization, mini-lessons, anchor charts, mentor texts, read alouds, reader’s notebook and MORE! Lots of ideas and resources in this Podcast!