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Month: September 2017

Ideas For Teaching Informational and Argument Writing

Teaching students to properly write an effective argument can be difficult. Trying to balance this important skill along with teaching other forms of writing is also a balancing act. Read how other middle and high school teachers are teaching both of these writing forms in their classes. These ideas were

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Check out the various ideas to get inspired for your classroom using Fall themed middle school lessons. 

Fall Themed Middle School Lessons

Summer and fall both rival each other for the favourite season spot in my heart. I love each season for different reasons. As a teacher, I love the fresh air and new school year that fall brings. It can be challenging to find fall themed middle school lessons.  During this

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How To Write Long Range Plans

  Writing long range plans (sometimes also called a “scope and sequence”) is an important method for digging deeper into the curriculum expectations/standards and ensuring you cover all the required material before the end of the year. Here is my process for creating long range plans for the subjects I

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Book Review: Patina by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds’ newest novel Patina is a great addition to every middle school classroom library. I got access to the novel as an advance reader’s copy and enjoyed every minute. I was delighted to receive an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a YA Blogger promotion from

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This FREE persuasive writing unit is

By using highly-engaging rants, your students won’t even realize you’ve channeled their daily rants and complaints into high-quality, writing!

FREE persuasive writing unit is