Tag: 4th Grade

  • Women’s History Month Reading Comprehension Passages for 3rd & 4th Grade

    Women’s History Month Reading Comprehension Passages for 3rd & 4th Grade

    Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? As educators, we can celebrate by bringing stories of inspiring women to our students. My women’s history month reading comprehension passages for 3rd and 4th graders (including freebies!) celebrate the achievements of today’s icons. From the melodies of Taylor Swift to the advocacy of Emma Watson,…

  • 5 Ways to Support Elementary School Students During Ramadan

    5 Ways to Support Elementary School Students During Ramadan

    Ramadan is a special time for our Muslim friends and family. It’s a month full of reflection, community, and, yes, fasting from sunrise to sunset. Even though the grown-ups are the ones who are required to fast, many kids want to give it a try too. They might not fast the whole day, but they’re…

  • Peer Editing Checklists: A Game-Changer for the Writing Classroom

    Peer Editing Checklists: A Game-Changer for the Writing Classroom

    Ever had your students swap papers for peer editing or revisions, only to have the feedback go no deeper than, “I like your work because the picture is so colorful”? Enter the student-friendly peer editing checklist – it’s like a treasure map for finding the golden nuggets in writing (and the not-so-shiny bits that could…

  • 5 Classroom Activities for Lunar New Year

    5 Classroom Activities for Lunar New Year

    The Lunar New Year (sometimes known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival) takes place every winter in January or February, depending on the lunar calendar. It’s an important holiday that’s celebrated across much of Asia and by communities with Asian heritage all across the world! Bring the celebration into your classroom with these…

  • Teaching Tape Diagrams for Math Word Problems

    Teaching Tape Diagrams for Math Word Problems

    As teachers, we know that tape diagrams, which are also known as bar models or strip diagrams, can be excellent tools for making sense of math word problems. But to our students… sometimes they just seem impossible! (And if they’re new for you, too, don’t worry! I’ve got examples of tape diagrams below). Never fear….