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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

10 of the 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

9 of the 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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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 are 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 fun

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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

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