One of the challenges of long division problems is remembering the many different steps. Learn some little tricks to help you remember all the steps in this study guide.
We all live in communities and depend on community members for many reasons! But how can we teach our students about the importance of community? What types are there? What do they have in common? Find out in this unit of study, where students use their creativity and knowledge to explore concepts.
Verb lessons don’t have to be boring for your second graders! You can teach them about past tense verbs and get your students moving at the same time. In this activity, students will also write their own sentences in past tense.
Beverly Cleary is a beloved author of novels for young readers, and one favorite of many children is Socks. In the novel, Socks the cat is the narrator and learns what happens to a family when a baby is born. Improve comprehension with this book and ask questions using ideas from Bloom’s taxonomy.
In primary grades, students learn about rocks and minerals in more than one year. One fun, but often overdone activity, is to create a rock collection. Instead of doing this, why not hold a rock and mineral election? Students will be campaigning for their favorite rock and voting!
Many third graders are devouring chapter books and starting on middle grade novels for their own reading enjoyment. But don’t pack up all your picture books just yet. You can still use these old favorites to teach writing skills, math computations, or science and social studies concepts.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a fun book for elementary students to read. They love the characters, especially Charlie, and the adventure through Willy Wonka’s factory. You can use this novel to teach character education lessons as well as comprehension skills.
Here are two lesson plans to use when reading The Ugly Duckling with primary students. The first is a reading lesson; and the second is a writing lesson. This beloved fairy tale can help students learn the importance of setting and characters and how to write a compare/contrast paragraph.
Elementary kids, especially first graders, love elephants. With their massive size and long trunks, they are fascinating. To bring this love of animals into the classroom, try these projects using a variety of materials!
One of the first exciting things elementary students learn about numbers, besides counting, is that there are odd and even numbers. You can play games as a whole class or in pairs as well as provide online practice. Before long, students will easily label a number as odd or even.
This Newberry honor book written by George Selden and illustrated by Garth Williams is a popular middle-grade novel to read aloud in the classroom or to use as a literature study resource for lesson planning.
If you have worked hard and earned the title of valedictorian of your class, then you most likely have the honor of speaking at your graduation. Write an honest speech and present a positive outlook for the future to inspire your classmates at the celebration.
Mixed fractions, also known as mixed numbers, consist of a whole number and a fraction. When you subtract two mixed numbers, you may have to regroup to work the problem. This study guide will help you work these types of problems.
Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers is very similar to adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. You just have an extra place, the hundreds place, to work with. Here are the steps for both types of problems and some online resources where you can practice.
Here is a fun food art activity that is also a lesson in proper fractions and mixed numbers. You can let students create sugar cookie designs and then ask them fraction questions based on their designs. It’s a lesson that will change each time you do it, based on students’ creativity.
Effective elementary teaching strategies in the primary classroom are important to improve your students’ comprehension skills. You can teach them before, during and after reading strategies.
A landform is a geographic feature on the surface of the Earth. Some examples include mountain or valley. An island is another type of landform. Learn how to make your own model island here!