Month: May 2020

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

June Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

June has arrived and you made it! You can use these June lesson plans for middle school ELA and end the year on a strong note. Remember you are just as ready for summer vacation as your students are. But before you can head out to the pool with a

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Teaching is hard! Read the best advice for new teachers on a variety of topics from experienced teachers. #newteachers #classroommanagement #lessonplans #middleschoolela

Best Advice for New Teachers

Being a new teacher is harder than anyone will admit.  I remember my first year as a teacher, I had a 1+ hour commute each way on long country roads and cell phone service was quite spotty on my route.  I was teaching a mixed-exceptionalities classroom which was code for

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World War Two Themed Novels For Middle School Students

This is a list of teacher recommended World War Two themed novels for middle school students. These would be great additions to your classroom library or something to suggest your school librarian purchase. This blog post contains affiliate links which are of no cost to the reader. If you make a

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Digital end of the year activites for middle school classes.

Digital End of the Year Activities

It is not always possible to use the paper-based end of the year activities due to different circumstances i.e. Covid-19 in 2020. Below is a list of engaging digital end of the year activities. Formal Digital Lessons If you are required to teach until the second last day of school

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Don't mark 100 quizzes! Use entrance and exit tickets in your classroom to check your students' understanding. #assessment #lessonplans #middleschoolela #grading

Entrance and Exit Tickets Teaching Strategy

Entrance and exit tickets are a fantastic way to quickly get the status of your class. No one has time to create and give a quiz or a test every day to check their students’ understanding. This strategy is also known as bellwork but this takes bellwork and gives it

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