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Do you need fun writing activities to keep your students engaged and writing during the holiday seasons? Or maybe you just want a new engaging way to help your students practice their writing skills. Either way, "finish-the-story" writing prompts are a great option! This post will offer tips for using these types of writing prompts and a way to get 22 total FREE writing ... Read More

Academic vocabulary is definitely important in instruction. The vocabulary of the skills and standards we teach is SO important for students to understand and use. If students can’t tell you what compound sentences are, they may struggle with intentionally adding them into their stories to vary sentence lengths and improve their writing. In this post, I will share free ... Read More

Are your students graduating or being promoted to another school? Engage your students with this free end of year reading activity that pairs interesting graduation ceremonies and traditions with reading comprehension. In other words, keep your students engaged and reading the last week(s) of school with this free end of year activity with a graduation ... Read More

Fruit and batteries definitely don't seem to be a combination that goes together. Your students will love this science experiment that has them creating fruit batteries and testing which fruit works the best. Free printables, including a reading passage, are included to help you make the most of this science experiment. Want to see more science activities and ... Read More

Graduation seems to always be a big deal to fifth graders. Graduation ceremonies are a great way to celebrate their final year in elementary school and send them off with a bang. These free graduation activities are perfect to use at the end of year to get students excited and help them prepare for the graduation ceremony. About the Free Graduation Activities This ... Read More

Are you looking for an engaging way for students to practice simple, compound, and complex sentences to strengthen their mastery? This free set of simple, compound, and complex activities (printable task cards and digital version) are a low-pressure and engaging way for your students to review their understanding. The task cards and activities also make it super easy to ... Read More


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Welcome friends! I’m Jennifer Findley: a teacher, mother, and avid reader. I believe that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning. My goal is to provide resources and strategies to inspire you and help make this belief a reality for your students. Learn more about me.