Year: 2019

Use these January lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog. #lessonplans #middleschoolELA #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

January Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

January lesson plans for middle school ELA need to help students refocus on their studies. The excitement of the holiday season is over and the testing season will soon arrive. January can feel a little glum after the festivities of December.  Add to that – those cold days and long,

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Students love graphic novels. Check out this list of must have graphic novels for your school or classroom library from 2 Peas and a Dog. #reading #middleschool #graphicnovels

Graphic Novels for Middle School Students

Graphic novels are a HUGE hit in my middle school classroom. I cannot keep them on my shelves. Most of my students enjoy reading them, but they are especially valuable for struggling and disengaged learners as well as my students with special needs or who are new to the English

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Teacher Health Tips

Teachers need to stay healthy! We are only as good as the energy we have to give to our students. This blog post will give you tips on how to maintain your physical health as well as how to focus on self-care. The most important gift you can give yourself

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Don't assume middle school students are too old for the holidays. They love celebrating different seasons! Check out these holiday lesson plans for middle school ELA. These lesson plans are engaging and focused on real academic skills that allow you to have fun and get grades at the same time from 2 Peas and a Dog. #holdiaylesons #christmaslessons #middleschoolela

Holiday Lesson Plans for Middle School

It can be a challenge to find age-appropriate holiday lesson plans for middle school students. Some activities I see online are not rigorous and academic-focused in nature. They are timer fillers at best, that should be reserved for the last day before the winter break. During the holiday season in

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Assessment is a critical part of any teacher’s job. Read about five different quick assessment strategies that will provide the teacher with insight into their students’ learning from 2 Peas and a Dog. #assessment #grading #middleschool

Quick Assessment Strategies

Using a variety of assessment strategies is an important part of any teacher’s job. They need to know if their students are understanding and retaining the lessons taught in class. As teachers time is something we always need more of – but can never seem to grasp. Below are five

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Find engaging and rigorous December lesson plans for middle school ELA in this blog post. It should not be stressful finding quality lesson plans for ELA. Check out these middle school ELA lesson plans to find quality ideas for teaching in December. #christmaslessonplans #holidayseason #middleschoolela #decemberlessonplans

December Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

It should not be stressful finding quality December lesson plans for middle school ELA. During the run-up to the end of the calendar year it can often feel more like you do everything BUT teach in your classroom. Excited students, holiday programs, and even snow days all take time away

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Find great ideas for teaching art as well as art lesson ideas, art teaching resources, art work and supplies storage and assignments from 2 Peas and a Dog. #artlessons #lessonplans #artteacher

Ideas for Teaching Art

Teaching art but don’t know where to start? How about right here!  I’ve gathered together a collection of past blog posts related to art as well as my popular Art Sketchbook Assignment from Teachers Pay Teachers to get your students’ creativity flowing. Keep reading and you’ll find a variety of

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