Start your classroom’s day with a humorous and surprising poem perfect for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  Whether read for pure fun or used to teach...

Start your classroom’s day with a humorous and surprising poem perfect for and graders. Whether read for pure fun or used to teach.

FREE Poetry Book and Anchor Charts for student notebooks. Great for literacy centers and test prep

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it

Do you hate to teach poetry? If so these tips and freebies will have both you and your students falling in love with reading and writing poetry!

Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems! There posters and anchor charts will help students write poetry. Poetry examples are provided. Perfect for the upper elementary classroom: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, or 6th grade!

Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems! There posters and anchor charts

If you are new to teaching 5th grade, you will definitely want to check out this post for tips, ideas, and resources for teaching 5th grade.

New to Teaching 5th Grade (A Collection of Posts and Resources)

Resources GALORE - pacing guides by subject, structuring workshop instruction frameworks, forms, and more.

These 8 Figurative Language Posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students. There is a poster for each type of figurative language including similes, idioms, metaphors, hyperbole, alliterations, personifications, and onomatopoeia, as well as a title poster that says Figurative Language. Also included in my Figurative Language Unit for 4th/5th grades! (TpT Resource)

These 8 Figurative Language Posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students. There is a poster for each type of figurative language in

Free Printable Pocket Poems! Perfect for Poem in your Pocket Day or Poetry Month! 32 poems to print and use in your class. Grades 3 and up. From More Than a Worksheet

*DONE* Free Printable Pocket Poems! Perfect for Poem in your Pocket Day or Poetry Month! 32 poems to print and use in your class. Grades 3 and up. From More Than a Worksheet

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.

Using a poetry workshop approach - lots of information in this post - from Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Poetry Workshop

FREE 5th Grade reading homework or morning work that provides a daily review of ALL 5th grade reading standards. Rigorous reading passages and text dependent questions! This 5th Grade reading comprehension resource is fully EDITABLE and comes with answer keys and a pacing guide. Perfect for Close Reading! Comes with 5th Grade paired passages.

FREE 5th Grade reading homework or morning work that provides a daily review of ALL 5th grade reading standards. Rigorous reading passages and text dependent questions! This 5th Grade reading comprehension resource is fully EDITABLE and comes with answer keys and a pacing guide. Perfect for Close Reading! Comes with 5th Grade paired passages.

WRITING: Awesome Alliteration Activity

WRITING: Awesome Alliteration Activity

Thanksgiving Partner Plays (five 2-person scripts to improve fluency for 4th-5th grade readers)  $

Thanksgiving Partner Plays

Thanksgiving Partner Plays (five scripts to improve fluency for grade readers) Kids love these- so engaging!

Learn the benefits of poetry workshop in your upper elementary classroom & how you can make it work. Great to integrate reading and writing into each day. This teacher gives examples to use, resources to try, great examples, and more! Click through to see if you can make this work with your 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom or homeschool students. Make your poem unit last the entire year. {third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grader}

Poetry Workshop in Grades, Grades: How to run a laid back, meaningful poetry workshop in the uppergrades elementary classroom; reading and writing workshop

Reading Comprehension Bundle to use for Close reading. This packet contains 5 Fiction, 5 Nonfiction, 5 Drama & 5 Poetry passages. Multiple choice and short answers available. Great for 4th & 5th grade test prep!

Reading comprehension Passages with Questions and Strategies Posters 4th and 5th

Reading Comprehension Bundle to use for Close reading. This packet contains 5 Fiction, 5 Nonfiction, 5 Drama & 5 Poetry passages. Multiple choice and short answers available. Great for & grade test prep!

poetic devices anchor chart plus ideas for teaching a week-long poetry unit at the elementary level

A Week-Long Poetry Unit

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