Month: May 2021

The Importance of Reading Engagement

Reading engagement can be defined as being fully immersed (intellectually and emotionally) in a text.  It is one of those terms that is often discussed in educational circles, but whose importance is often treated as a given, and which can easily take a back burner to the many other demands

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Engaging Middle School End of the Year Lessons

It can be a challenge to find engaging and rigorous middle school end-of-the-year lessons. The lessons below will help you plan and prepare for your last month of school with your students while reinforcing the literacy skills they learned throughout the year. These lessons require almost no prep, come with

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9 Ways To Use Podcasts In The Classroom

Using podcasts in the classroom has many benefits. I have outlined 9 different ways teachers can use podcasts in their classrooms.  Bell Work/Warm-Up Activity Some podcasts like the Six Minute podcast are short and are perfect for a bell work activity that can be completed both in person and in

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The Give One, Get One teaching strategy ensures that all students are involved and participating in the lesson. 

Give One, Get One Teaching Strategy

The Give One, Get One teaching strategy ensures that all students are involved and participating in the lesson. How Does This Give One, Get One Teaching Strategy Work? Have students get out a sheet of blank paper and divide it in half.  They should label one side Give One and

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