Teaching

How to Teach Research Skills to 3rd Grade Students

Learning how to conduct research using the internet is an essential skill for students of all ages. It’s important to teach children in 3rd grade about internet research skills and how to use the internet responsibly and effectively. This lesson plan is going to walk you through each step of the lesson and provide you …

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How to Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Welcome, upper elementary teachers! Teaching students how to add fractions with unlike denominators can be a daunting task. But we’ve got you covered. In this lesson plan, we will break down the steps and provide an easy-to-follow outline that you can use while teaching your class. Plus, you can use my downloadable free question sheet …

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How to Teach Students to Ask & Answer Questions

This blog post is designed to provide 3rd-5th grade teachers with a step-by-step lesson plan for teaching their students how to ask and answer questions based on a provided text. This lesson plan includes a script that can be used while teaching, as well as supplemental materials and activities for further practice. With this comprehensive …

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Teach Your Students How to Play Scoot Games

Scoot games are an engaging and fun way to keep students active and on-task in the classroom but before you start your first game, it’s important to teach your students how to play scoot games. Scoot games provide opportunities for your students to practice skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. The rules of …

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How to Teach Your Students to Match Facts & Examples with their Opinion Statements

Have you ever had your students complete an opinion piece but when they turn it in, their facts and examples are all over the place? Yep, me too! That’s why I started teaching strategic lessons that focus only on connecting examples and facts to opinion statements. Today, I’m going to provide step-by-step guidance and a …

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How to Develop an Opinion Writing Unit

The task of teaching opinion writing to 3rd-5th grade students can be daunting. However, with careful planning and preparation, it is easy to develop a strong opinion writing unit that will get your students excited about writing! Plus, there’s a free practice resource included at the end of this post. I love teaching opinion writing …

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How to Teach Why Shadows Change Directions

This lesson plan will help teach students why shadows change directions throughout the day. It is important for students to understand the concept of sunlight and how it affects shadows. Not only does this cover NGSS standards, it also helps students better appreciate and understand their environment. Plus, I have a free printable flip book …

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Teach Your Students How to Classify Quadrilaterals

Welcome to this comprehensive lesson plan for teaching 3rd-5th grade students how to classify quadrilaterals! In this lesson, you will find step-by-step instructions and activities that are designed to help your students gain a better understanding of the concept of classifying quadrilaterals. You will learn how to introduce the concept, guide your students through the …

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