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Here is a place that you can find a plethora of engaging activities to use in your upper elementary classroom with your students! You'll find a wide variety of ideas, FREE downloads, tips, activities, resources and more to help keep your 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom students interested and excited about learning!

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Does Minecraft Help Students Become Better Readers? - Wise Guys

Does Minecraft help students become better readers? Check out this blog post on how Minecraft books and magazines can help students in reading.

This is a comprehensive unit on how to implement Genius Hour into your 4th grade, 5th grade and middle school classroom. Genius Hour is a time set aside during the school day for students to research something they are passionate about. Genius Hour will engage your students like no other project. This passion project is great for students in grade three, grade four and grade five!

Genius Hour

This is a comprehensive unit on how to implement Genius Hour into your 4th grade, 5th grade and middle school classroom. Genius Hour is a time set aside during the school day for students to research something they are passionate about. Genius Hour will engage your students like no other project. This passion project is great for students in grade three, grade four and grade five!

The holiday season always brings joy to both students and teachers. It is a time to rest, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. But it is also a time to look at the second half of the school year and how to start it off strong. We have some tips, New Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Upper Elementary, School Teacher, Elementary Schools, School Counselor, Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Class Management

How to Start the Second Half of the School Year Strong

The holiday season always brings joy to both students and teachers. It is a time to rest, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. But it is also a time to look at the second half of the school year and how to start it off strong. We have some tips, tricks, strategies and resources that will get you energized to start the rest of the school year off on the right foot.

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Ideas for Indoor Recess on Rainy or Cold Days - Wise Guys

Are you running out of ideas for indoor recess on cold or rainy days. You will want to check out these great ideas for your students!

Activities to use with the book Let the Children March (book can be found at public library) Library Activities, Teaching Activities, Classroom Activities, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Elementary School Library, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Schools

Let the Children March by Clark-Robinson 22 Book Extension Activities NO PREP

If you're looking for a stellar book you can read to your library or classroom students about civil rights, Frank Morrison's emotive oil-on-canvas paintings bring this historical event to life, while Monica Clark-Robinson's moving and poetic words document this remarkable time. Definitely, a must-read!

These 6th grade math digital task cards task cards on the BOOM Learning website make learning fun and would be perfect for teaching ratios, fractions, word problems, integers, decimals, and test prep.  These differentiated task cards are common core aligned and would be great for students for early finishers, small groups, morning work, classwork or homework.  BOOM cards are interactive and self grading saving valuable time in the classroom. Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Math Stations, Math Centers, Worksheets, Teaching Math, Teaching Tools, Teacher Resources, Classroom Resources

6th Grade Math Boom Card Bundle - Digital Task Cards

These 6th grade math digital task cards task cards on the BOOM Learning website make learning fun and would be perfect for teaching ratios, fractions, word problems, integers, decimals, and test prep. These differentiated task cards are common core aligned and would be great for students for early finishers, small groups, morning work, classwork or homework. BOOM cards are interactive and self grading saving valuable time in the classroom.

Our Writing Workshop Escape Room is sure to be a hit with your upper elementary (4th grade, 5th grade) and middle school (6th grade, 7th grade) students! Students have six missions to accomplish to become Writing Wizards. This is a great review for back to school, after a long break or as a culminating activity at the end of the year. Students will learn about the writing process, figurative language, paragraph structure, topic sentences and more! #writingworkshop #writersworkshop Middle School Literacy, Education Middle School, Upper Elementary Resources, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Escape Room, Ninth Grade, Seventh Grade, Education Humor

Writing Workshop Escape Room Activity

Our Writing Workshop Escape Room is sure to be a hit with your upper elementary (4th grade, 5th grade) and middle school (6th grade, 7th grade) students! Students have six missions to accomplish to become Writing Wizards. This is a great review for back to school, after a long break or as a culminating activity at the end of the year. Students will learn about the writing process, figurative language, paragraph structure, topic sentences and more! #writingworkshop #writersworkshop

Help your elementary (3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade) students will the structure of paragraphs through this paragraph activity. Students will be actively engaged as they are to assemble paragraphs in order. They will be using task cards to complete the paragraph activity. #paragraphactivity #topicsentence Teaching Paragraphs, Topic Sentences, Paragraph Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Writing Rubrics, Opinion Writing, Reading Resources

Paragraph Structure Activity

Help your elementary (3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade) students will the structure of paragraphs through this paragraph activity. Students will be actively engaged as they are to assemble paragraphs in order. They will be using task cards to complete the paragraph activity. #paragraphactivity #topicsentence

Are you in need of a creative way for your students to find the main idea or summary of any assigned text or reading? This Time Capsule guide will help students summarize any historical, fictional, non-fictional, article or text book reading using illustration and writing. The summary template is very clear and on point for students to understand. You can use it for any subject matter or class! This is no-prep for the teacher, so you can keep being the awesome teacher that you are… Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, English Activities, Teaching American History, Teaching History, Teaching Government, High School History, First Grade Teachers, Teacher Resources

Time Capsule Summary: Informational Text and Main Idea Summary for Any Subject

Are you in need of a creative way for your students to find the main idea or summary of any assigned text or reading? This Time Capsule guide will help students summarize any historical, fictional, non-fictional, article or text book reading using illustration and writing. The summary template is very clear and on point for students to understand. You can use it for any subject matter or class! This is no-prep for the teacher, so you can keep being the awesome teacher that you are…

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Effective Teaching Strategies to Combat Electronics

Electronics (cell phones, iPads, gaming systems) have taken over kids' attentions today. We have a blog post that will give you some effective teaching strategies to combat electronics in your classroom. This is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students (4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade). #noelectronics #devicefree

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Create a Physical Map Activity

Your 5th grade and middle school students will love this create a physical map activity. Students will construct a physical map using latitude, longitude, a compass rose, scale, a key, and symbols. This is a great geography activity for them to learn about physical maps. #physicalmap #geographyactivity

Here are some word work activity cards that would be great for writer's workshop, Daily 5 rotations, or ELA stations in your classroom! Included are over 20 word work activities to use in your grade, grade, or grade classroom. Paragraph Writing, Writing Rubrics, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Schools, 3rd Grade Words, 5th Grade Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Word Work Activity Cards

Here are some word work activity cards that would be great for writer's workshop, Daily 5 rotations, or ELA stations in your classroom! Included are over 20 word work activities to use in your 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade classroom. #wordwork

Here is a great activity to help your upper elementary grade, grade) and middle school students to identify topic sentences. There are task cards included that will help students write a topic sentence using informational text. Upper Elementary Resources, School Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Fun Writing Activities, Cool Writing, Writing Ideas, Topic Sentences

Identifying Topic Sentences Activity

Here is a great activity to help your upper elementary (4th grade, 5th grade) and middle school students to identify topic sentences. There are task cards included that will help students write a topic sentence using informational text. #topicsentence #mainidea

Get your upper elementary, middle school, or high school students engaged with this Revolutionary War Escape Room activity! Students will be actively involved in this Revolutionary War project where they will have to solve clues to unlock the mystery. This unit is perfect for students in 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and up! #revolutionarywar #escaperoom 4th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, 4th Grade Classroom, Middle School Classroom, High School Students, Classroom Ideas, Upper Elementary Resources, School Resources, Teacher Resources

Revolutionary War Escape Room Activity

Get your upper elementary, middle school, or high school students engaged with this Revolutionary War Escape Room activity! Students will be actively involved in this Revolutionary War project where they will have to solve clues to unlock the mystery. This unit is perfect for students in 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and up! #revolutionarywar #escaperoom

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Declaration of Independence Escape Room Activity

Here is an amazing Declaration of Independence Escape Room Activity that is perfect for your middle school and high school students! This digital escape room will engage your students as they work together to discover some of the main events that led up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Creating a Classroom Economy Teaching the value of money to students is invaluable later in life. This upper elementary activity for creating a classroom economy does that! Teaching Activities, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Math, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching 6th Grade, Classroom Economy, 4th Grade Classroom, Classroom Management

Creating a Classroom Economy

Teaching the value of money to students is invaluable later in life. This upper elementary activity for creating a classroom economy does that!