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Year: 2017

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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Teaching Non-Fiction and Real World Connections

Using non-fiction in the classroom is a great tool to increase engagement and expose students to a wide variety of current issues and events that extend beyond the traditional fiction taught in most English classes.   This week’s Twitter chat was focused on using non-fiction texts to help students make

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Karma Khullar’s Mustache Book Review

Karma Khullar’s Mustache was a fun read and a great middle school read! I was delighted to receive an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a YA Blogger promotion from Simon & Schuster Canada. All opinions are my own, and I was not additionally compensated for this

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Learn about lots of strategies and ways for integrating technology into the English language arts classroom in a meaningful and engaging way.

Integrating Technology Into The English Language Arts Classroom

Learn about lots of strategies and ways for integrating technology into the English language arts classroom in a meaningful and engaging way. Technology can be integrated into any subject area. I love using technology in my ELA classroom to share assignments, reduce photocopying and help students show off their creativity

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Useful English Language Arts Classroom Set Up Ideas

English Language Arts classroom set up ideas need to be tailored to the grade you are teaching. I think about classroom set up during my summer. Every back to school season teachers think about the best way to set up their classrooms. Rows? Groups? Flexible seating? They also wonder where

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Use HyperDocs To Increase Student Engagement

  Tracy Enos is an 8th Grade teacher from Rhode Island, United States. I met Tracy in the #2ndaryELA Facebook Group where she is an active contributor and freely shares her ideas and passion for teaching. One of the topics she has frequently mentioned is HyperDocs. Today’s post is written by

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