Listening comprehension is an essential element of ELA instruction. That’s because students do not intuitively know how to take notes, discern what is important in a listening passage, or even know how to reference their notes when answering questions. This unit develops all of those skills throug
Reading Warm-ups – Grade 4 is a set of 104 short reading passages coupled with four or more multiple choice questions that assess student knowledge and performance on grade four reading objectives. Each individual warm-up is designed to be used as a short daily reading practice. Students read a pass
In my classroom my kiddos LOVE studying Greek myths! We've read several myths, but the story of Icarus was one I knew they would love! This is a myth that constantly resurfaces year after year in classrooms ranging from elementary school through high school courses. So why not introduce this myth t
During statewide testing, the end of the year, right before breaks or even as a supplement/reinforcement to your literature common core this is a great activity to do with your students.
Students use popular movies to discuss character traits, theme, plot, types of characters and thought provoking
This packet includes four activities that will give young writers practice in writing a persuasive piece in response to text. Each topic has two pieces of text, and a writing prompt. Teachers can give their students specific instructions for what is expected in the finished product. For example, fo
Post these original art posters depicting critical vocabulary (verbs) used throughout standardized testing. Meant for elementary students, it's never too early to expose children to these complex concepts. Allow them to have multiple exposures to the words by hanging these colorful posters in your