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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

3-5 Upper Elementary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.

Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

Neurologist, teacher, and author Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.

Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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Jobs in Schools That Don't Require a Teaching Degree?

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

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Instructional Coaching

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The Power of Literature Circles in the Classroom

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Create a Family Coding Day for Hour of Code

Invite the school community to learn about coding, and show parents the critical magic of their children learning what makes the digital world run.

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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.

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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach
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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

P.K. Yonge’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is the framework used to meet the needs of every student for both academic and behavioral supports.

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5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based Learning

The mindset for game-based learning begins with setting up student expectations for recognition and reward. And remember, this isn't about grades (at least not directly).

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

The PBL pilot program rollout continues as two adventurous teachers open lines of communication with parents and engage their fifth graders with a driving question.

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How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community

Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.

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Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom

An iPad lets students consume and interact with content, a fun and efficient way of meeting the Common Core standards for integrating and analyzing information.

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How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary
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Use Formative Assessment to Differentiate Instruction

Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.

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How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning

Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.

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10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.

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Apps in the Elementary Classroom

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.

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Back to School: Rules and Routines in the Classroom

As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.

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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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