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Cultivating Empathy: Strategies for Teaching with Heart

Empathy is a vital skill in our fast-paced, digitally-driven world, especially for elementary students. The ability to step into others' shoes, feel their emotions, and understand their experiences is the foundation of emotional intelligence. For elementary students, developing empathy is not just about being nice; it's about understanding their peers' emotions, and responding with understanding and compassion. In this post, I'll share 5 proven strategies to cultivate empathy in your elementary classroom. I'll offer a blend of practical tips and activities to integrate empathy into your daily teaching routine. Whether…
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I have two students who struggle with reading and I needed something to help them and build their self-esteem, but not require me to go reinvent the wheel either. This was perfect! We do a poem each week. Monday we read through it together after they each do a cold read for me, and highlight our struggling words, then Tuesday-Thursday we do the activities, and Friday they read it once more for me and we chart their improvement. Their self-esteem has grown so much and they love taking them home to read each week.
My students and I love making paper bag books. Author's purpose is sometimes difficult for my students to understand, so making an engaging project keeps my students focused. Thanks for a great resource!!
These activities helped me with my read aloud for the week, so I did not have to come up with as many on my own. I loved that you had vocabulary activities as well as the various areas of reading comprehension included in this packet. I allowed us to focus on different skills.
I actually used parts of the packet when we used Each Kindness during a literature study on Jacqueline Woodson in my 8th grade ELA class. We were also having some issues with the kids not being kind, so it helped there as well. I knew it was for younger kids, but it actually was an engaging activity for them and we had some excellent discussions.
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If Literacy is your thing, you're in the right place


Hey there! I’m Carla, and I’m glad you dropped by! My goal with Comprehension Connection is to share teaching tips for all areas of literacy including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing for grades K-8. I love sharing resources with teachers, and it makes me happy to help take a little off the overflowing platters of teacher duties. I hope you’ll find my site helpful and my resources worthy of using with your students.