3-5 Upper Elementary
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.
- Encouraging students to bring their creativity and imagination to challenging content makes it more accessible—and helps them learn it more deeply.
- Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.1M
- Elementary students benefit from opportunities to take a break from academic learning and explore activities that support their emotional development.21.5k
- Providing elementary students with multiple means of action and expression helps ensure that teachers create equitable, valid assessments.2136
- When students pretend they’re at a fancy party making small talk, a simple brainstorm for writing ideas becomes more lively, more cooperative—and more effective.14.9k
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.129.6k
- Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’54.8k
- A teacher describes how he modifies a thinking routine developed by Harvard’s Project Zero to keep it from becoming too routine.8954
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.89.9k