Month: January 2020

Use these February lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog.

February Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

February lesson plans for middle school ELA need to help students stay energized during this dreary winter month. February is here, and with it comes the hearts, candy, and flowers that signal Valentine’s Day. Today let’s talk about something else that many of us have passion for – teaching.  Let’s

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Middle school Groundhog Day lesson plans for ELA and Social Studies classes from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Groundhog Day Lesson Plan

It can be difficult to find a good middle school Groundhog Day lesson plan for students. I see a lot of crafts and picture books when I search for lessons. Groundhog Day is an interesting North American celebration for many people. I think it is important that my students develop

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Try these engaging Chinese New Year lesson plans for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Chinese New Year Lesson Plan

It can be difficult to find a good Chinese New Year lesson plan for middle school students. I see a lot of crafts and picture books when I search for lessons. Chinese New Year is an important holiday for many people around the world. In my classroom, I try to

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5 tips for a successful digital escape room in your classroom for teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #edtech #escaperoom #digitalescape #digitalescaperoom

5 Tips to a Successful Digital Escape Room

Have you ever used a digital escape room in your classroom? Digital escape rooms are a great tool. Have you tried a real escape room where you have a time limit to unlock the door and “escape”?  These are incredible learning tools to foster creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking

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Make your English class fun with these 10 tips from experienced ELA teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolELA #highschoolELA #englishclass

10 Tips for Making English Class Fun

When was the last time you thought about making English class fun? When you think of your English class growing up what images come to mind? Sitting in your chair, listening to the teacher talk about whatever novel you are studying.  My favourite memory of English class was a “Lord

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High school book recommendations can be challenging to find. Teachers and parents use these high school books lists to find books than teen readers will read. Stop #fakereading! #highschoolbooklists #highschoolbookrecommendations #teenbooks #yabooks

High School Book Recommendations

High school book recommendations can be challenging to find. Today’s teens do not want to read the “classics” that their parents might have read 20 years ago. Some of the classic novels are good, but so many are terribly boring. Two of my favourite genres are YA fiction and dystopian

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