Reading

Teaching reading to 4th and 5th graders is extremely rewarding but not without challenges. The articles in this section provide tips and resources for guided reading, how to best implement reading centers, and strategies and resources for teaching grade-level reading skills.

Take your reading instruction to the next level with these ideas...

  • This post breaks down how one teacher teaches reading in 5th grade and how her reading block is structured, including the materials and resources used to implement rigorous and engaging reading instruction.
  • Reading games and centers are a great way to spice up your reading instruction and have your students practice important reading skills. Grab a free reading centers starter pack on this post!
  • This post shares three types of reading games and centers that 4th and 5th graders will love. Also, sign up for the email list to get EIGHT free reading games featured in the post.
  • This post shares 10 reading center ideas for upper elementary students that are rigorous and engaging. Several freebies on this post.
  • Organize your guided reading binder with these FREE forms. These forms will help you make your groups, schedule your groups, and keep track of group data and progress.

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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.

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