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Month: April 2018

Check out this book review on What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee from 2 Peas and a Dog. #yalit #languagearts #reading #2peasandadog

Book Review What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee is a fantastic book to add to high school classroom and school libraries.  I received 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

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Project based learning is a great tool for student engagement and 21st century learning from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Fantastic Project-Based Learning Ideas

Project-based learning is an important teaching method. Students are given a real-world problem to solve that aligns with their subject curriculum/standards. Read the Twitter chat recap below to get some ideas on how other teachers used project-based learning in their classrooms. Q1: Do you do project-based learning (PBL), genius hour,

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Create and teach an effective and engaging argument writing unit with these 5 tips from 2 Peas and a Dog. #argumentwriting #englishlanguagearts #lessonplans #middleschool #2peasandadog

5 Tips for a Successful Argument Writing Unit

Argument writing seems to be the writing standard that everyone struggles with teaching, from first-year teachers to veterans. Today Jessica Moman from A Girl With Some Glitter is guest posting about her thoughts on creating a successful argument writing unit for middle and high school students. The added importance of the

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Check out this book review on For Everyone by Jason Reynolds from 2 Peas and a Dog. #yalit #languagearts #reading #2peasandadog

Book Review For Everyone by Jason Reynolds

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds is a great addition to middle and high school classroom libraries or a mentor text for high school poetry units. I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a YA Blogger promotion from Simon & Schuster Canada. All opinions are my

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Check out this book review on Sunny by Jason Reynolds from 2 Peas and a Dog. #yalit #languagearts #reading #2peasandadog

Book Review Sunny by Jason Reynolds

Sunny by Jason Reynolds was an exciting surprise I received in my mailbox. I received 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 post beyond the

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Amazing End of the Year Tips and Tricks

The end of the year is a busy time of year for teachers and students. Try some of these end-of-the-year activities and lessons listed below to ease the burden of planning new activities and lessons during this time of year. You and your students will enjoy these end-of-the-year activities. Scroll

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Find great tips, tools and resources for middle and high school interactive notebook ideas for the language arts classroom in this article from 2 Peas and a Dog. #languagearts #reading #writing #lessonplans #2peasandadog

Language Arts Interactive Notebooks Tips and Tricks

Interactive notebooks rapidly took over classrooms a few years ago and became a staple in many classrooms. In this #2ndaryELA Twitter Chat recap we focus on how teachers use interactive notebooks in their classrooms as well as tips for teachers new to this type of notebook.  We also discussed great hands-on

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