Month: October 2020

Diversifying Your Poetry Curriculum

It can be difficult to find an engaging and diverse poetry curriculum because, for a long time, the ubiquitous authority on any literary topic was the classic textbook anthology.  This text is a great resource, but it is important that as teachers we select a variety of texts to use

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Teaching non-fiction in middle school is often overlooked. Learn why you should teach non-fiction in middle school as well as three different lesson ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog.

4 Reasons to Teach Non-Fiction in Middle School

Teaching non-fiction in middle school is often overlooked due to the pressure to teach fiction. Novels, short stories, and poems are all commonplace and wonderful parts of the Language Arts classroom, but often these selections lean heavily toward the fiction side of literature.   While fiction is a valuable part of

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Indoor Recess Ideas

In this blog post, teachers will find socially distant indoor recess ideas. Indoor recess is always a challenge on inclement weather days, but students usually rise to the occasion and enjoy playing games with their classmates. Sharing of items will not be permitted during Covid-19 so I have come up

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Switching from Google Drive to Zip Files

Switch from Google Drive to Zip Files For several years, 2 Peas and a Dog has provided the individual PDFs of our resources through a Google Drive link. This Google Drive method has been switched to a zip file method that can be downloaded from Teacher Pay Teachers.  Why The

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Middle school historical fiction books are usually enjoyed by students. They like reading about historical events and people. Use this book list to help students find great books.

Middle School Historical Fiction Books

Middle school historical fiction books are usually enjoyed by students. They like reading about historical events and people. I have compiled a list below of middle school historical fiction and historical memoirs in the book list below. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the

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