Month: July 2018

Best books for 8th grade. Excellent novels to add to your classroom library or book club collections from 2 Peas and a Dog. #YAlit #reading #middleschool #8thgrade

Best 8th Grade Books

It can be difficult to find appropriate and engaging 8th-grade novels. I have taught 8th grade for 11 years. I love to see what books stand the test of time and remain popular year after year. This best 8th-grade books book list will help you decide on what to add

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Check out these best books for 7th grade. Get students reading with these engaging book recommendations from 2 Peas and a Dog. #bookreviews #YAlit #reading #middleschool

Best 7th Grade Books

  Finding appropriate 7th grade books can be a challenge. I find my readers are either still very much in a 6th Grade mindset or ready for YA lit. Finding this balance in books for my classroom can be difficult. Linked below are ten great reads to add to your

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Get your students reading with these 11 great middle school books made into movies from 2 Peas and a Dog. #reading #YAlit #middleschoolbooks #booksandmovies

11 Great Middle School Books Made Into Movies

  Middle school books are the best! Finding appropriate middle school books that get students reading can be challenging sometimes depending on their mindset. When I have students who want to “check out” from reading I try to match them with one of these eleven books which have been made

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Keep your math class authentic and engaging with these real life math lessons from 2 Peas and a Dog. #math #mathlessons #reallifemath #lessonplans #teacherspayteachers

Real Life Math Lessons

Real life math lessons are important to help students see the relevance in the lessons they are learning in class. Remember back to when you were in middle school? You were trying to be cool, thinking about the latest movie to come out, or what you might do with your

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Help students gain authentic learning experiences by designing their own assessments. Learn more about student designed assessments from 2 Peas and a Dog. #studentlearning #classroommanagement #studentlearning #projects #projectbasedlearning

Student Designed Assessments

Student designed assessments is a hot topic in today’s education system. Classroom teacher and illustrator extraordinaire David Rickert is guest posting on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog to discuss this important topic. My most memorable class in college was Plant Biology because my professor, Dr. Jensen, made it

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School librarians are an essential part of a thriving school community. Read about how school librarians can support teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #schoollibrary #education #teachers #schoollibrary

12 Ways a School Librarian Can Help Teachers

School librarians are a very important part of a thriving school community. In my first few years of teaching I was lucky enough to be the school librarian for three years. During that time I enjoyed working with my colleagues and the students to enrich and support classroom learning. I am

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