Teaching Elementary

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10 Great Free Websites for Elementary School

On the hunt for free websites, you can use in your elementary classroom? There's a ton out there, especially for helping kids learn and practice literacy and math skills. Out of the hundreds of K-5 websites we've rated, these are some of our favorites. We've selected these websites for their ability to engage students and…  learn more

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10 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Elementary and Middle School Writers

Students have a natural inclination to tell stories but can freeze up when it comes to writing. These tips help them channel their ideas onto the page. By Cindy BourdoAugust 23, 2022  learn more

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37 Free Educational Websites and Apps for Kids

If you have access to the internet at home, here is a list of fun, free educational websites for kids as well as phone and tablet apps to help keep kids learning during the coronavirus outbreak. Most sites include reading and math games, videos, stories and more and all indicate what are age and grade…  learn more

70 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Teaching Fifth Grade

Let’s be honest. One of the hardest parts of teaching is those two dreaded words: lesson planning. Sometimes the inspiration just isn’t hitting, and we could use a little help. We scoured our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook and the web to put together a collection of ideas for teaching 5th grade to help you get through “The Sunday Night Blues.” Plus there’s advice from teachers like you on classroom management techniques and the best ways to communicate with parents. You’ll see everything organized by topic so you can find what you’re looking…  learn more

8 Types of Learning Spaces to Consider Including in Your Elementary Classroom

We Are Teachers Valerie Ruckes on July 19, 2021 The goal is creating a learner-centered environment focusing on our students and their learning needs. The learning spaces in the classroom are intentional and each one serves a purpose. For example, we want a classroom space that builds community. We also want a space that encourages collaboration…  learn more

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Implementing New Technology in the Elementary Classroom

If you’re an elementary teacher, chances are most of your students are already very familiar with technology. But, just because they know how to use a tablet or laptop to watch Netflix, download apps, play a few games, and search for memes doesn’t mean they’ll come to classroom ready to effectively use technology for learning—that’s…  learn more

Share My Lessons: Free Elementary (Grades 3-5) Lesson Plans & Resources

Created and maintained by the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson is a community of teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, higher education faculty, and parents and caregivers who contribute content, collaborate, and stay up to date on the issues that matter to students and educators everywhere. A collection of lesson plans in all subjects.  learn more

TeacherVision: The Complete Classroom Jobs and Helpers Kit

A Full Kit for Managing Classroom Jobs for Pre-K and Elementary Teachers Make managing classroom jobs a breeze with this kit of class helpers printables, posters, checklists and graphic organizers. Students will be excited about helping out around the classroom with fun “Help wanted” posters, classroom job application forms, and bulletin board ideas plus everything you need to keep your class helpers organized with minimal teacher effort!  learn more

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Teaching Grades PreK-5

The elementary school years in the US cover a range of grade levels, typically from kindergarten through fifth grade, but often ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade or higher, depending on the individual school system. The lesson plans, worksheets, and teaching tips covered in this section of Bright Hub Education focus on teaching younger students,…  learn more

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TeachingEnglish Elementary Lesson Plans

Here you can find a wide range of full lesson plans to use in your primary classroom. All of our lessons are designed around common themes from primary education syllabi and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways.…  learn more

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TES: Elementary school teaching resources

Give your elementary lesson planning a lift with our range of teaching resources. With lots of materials for Grades 1 to 5, we have everything you need to keep your class engaged and inspired. Whether you’re looking for phonics activities or fractions worksheets, you’ll find teaching ideas to support you throughout the school year. Discover…  learn more