Read more about the article 7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures
7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures

7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures

Join me as I walk you through some great biography activities for your upper elementary students. Biography or Narrative Nonfiction I'm excited to share seven fantastic activities for engaging your students in the study of historical figures with narrative nonfiction. But, first, what is the difference between biography and narrative…

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How to Build Community During Back to School Using How to Read a Book

As much as I have been (and am) enjoying my summer, I'm getting excited about returning to my physical classroom in a few short weeks after teaching from home for over a year. The gears in my mind are turning and my creative juices are flowing. Recently, I was Googling…

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Brave Irene is dedicated and courageous.

Teaching Character Traits and Motives with Brave Irene

Brave Irene - Storyline Online I have loved the book, Brave Irene by William Steig, since I first embarked on my teaching career in 1987. It was first published in 1986 - the year I graduated from college! One reason I love the book so much is because I have…

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Exploring Figurative Language with Lotus and Feather

Teaching Figurative with Lotus and Feather Why should we teach figurative language? When using figurative language, authors are able to convey complex and abstract ideas. In addition, when students read figurative language, they are able to visualize what they're reading which improves comprehension. Figurative Language Learning Target Lotus and Feather…

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