Middle School Reading
Teach Tone with One Sentence
Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) Here's an awesome trick to teach kids what tone means and how to include it in writing!
Calming Strategies Social Narratives
Calming Strategies STORIES for our youngest learners! Four topics to support our students with mini-books featuring pictures and text cues.
Exploring the 9 Must-Know Elements of Poetry for Upper Elementary
Get ready to dive into the world of poetry with this essential guide to the elements of poetry for 4th and 5th grade. Learn the nine poetic elements, such as meter, rhythm, verse, and line, for students to use these poetic terms to analyze poems or find the theme of a poem. This literacy post breaks down the essential parts of a poem to help upper elementary teachers confidently teach poetry.