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Month: October 2018

Read this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the holiday season by using six different writing strategies and holiday writing ideas from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #christmas #writing #writingprompts #creativewriting #lessonplans #lessons #holidays

Holiday Writing Ideas for the ELA Classroom

Holiday Writing Ideas Holiday writing ideas are the topic of the guest blog post I had the opportunity to share on the Teach Writing blog. Read on this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the November and December holiday season by using these six writing strategies. Integrate

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Sentence diagrams are another tool in your grammar toolbox when teaching students to be great writers. Learn more about sentence diagramming in this blog post on the 2 Peas and a Dog website. #grammar #teaching #teachinggrammar #lessonplans

Rethinking Sentence Diagrams

Sentence diagrams questions are something that I see come up in different Facebook Groups. Rebecca Gettelman is a middle and high school teacher from the Midwest. She has been teaching for over eleven years. In this blog post, she shares her passion for using sentence diagrams as an important tool

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Book review "Blended" by Sharon Draper. Add this book to your classroom today! #bookreview #books #middleschool

Book Review “Blended”

  “Blended” by Sharon M. Draper is fantastic book for middle school classrooms.  I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a blogger promotion from Simon & Schuster Canada. All opinions are my own, and I was not additionally compensated for this post beyond the complimentary

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Book Review of "Watch Your Tongue". #bookreview #books

Book Review “Watch Your Tongue”

“Watch Your Tongue” by Mark Abley is an interesting book for English teachers to read.  I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a blogger promotion from Simon & Schuster Canada. All opinions are my own, and I was not additionally compensated for this post beyond

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Book Review of "How I Resist" essay anthology. #bookreview #teens #englishclass #highschool

Book Review “How I Resist”

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Edited by: Maureen Johnson would be a great book for a high school Civics, English or Government classes.  It would also be a benefit to high school classroom and school libraries.  I received a complimentary copy of this book. All

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