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Upper Elementary Snapshots

Find fun, creative ideas, and quality resources pinned by the teachers from the Upper Elementary Snapshot's blog. Lots of teacher tips, classroom ideas and resources for grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th!
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FREE Paragraph of the Week activities for Narrative, Informational, and Opinion Writing. Perfect for paragraph writing practice with writing prompts.

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I wanted to show my students exactly what a good essay should look like. I posted examples and characteristics of essays that would have received grades of 70%, 80% and 90%

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Each of the 13 veteran teachers share their Must Have book, Must Have classroom supply, and Must Have resource. As a bonus, they each include a complimentary resource for you! Check out this awesome blog post!

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Paragraph of the Week: Improve Student Writing

Paragraph writing can be difficult for students. This post talks about my favorite paragraph writing activities and explains how Paragraph of the Week improved my students' writing. Love the writing prompts and writing rubrics!!!

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Critiquing Fractional Reasoning

Teaching fractions can be fun--and digging in DEEP is the best way to really develop understanding. Most textbooks don't do this! Check out this post for more ideas!

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Paragraph of the Week - Paragraph Writing Practice with Writing Prompts EDITABLE

Paragraph of the Week helps improve paragraph writing skills through high-interest writing prompts. Get 60 Writing Prompt Cards that are EDITABLE! Narrative, Informational, & Opinion. Comes with drafting pages, revising and editing checklist, writing rubric, and a template to make your own!

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Current Events in the Classroom

Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.

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Character Traits: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students

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My Classroom "Must Haves"

Classroom Organization, Teacher Resources, and Read Alouds! Come read about my classroom "must haves". Lots of Freebies!!

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