Year: 2022

YA Realistic Fiction Novels

Do you or your students enjoy reading YA fiction? I have complied a list of 10 YA Realistic Fiction novels that would be great to recommend to students who want to read young adult novels. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If

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Free Pet-Themed Digital Escape Room

Would you like to try a free digital escape room? Have you tried digital escape rooms with your students yet? They are a fantastic way to help build community with cooperative learning and engage students in social-emotional learning for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This pet-themed digital escape room provides

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Middle School Mystery Lessons

Are you looking for interesting middle school mystery lessons for your students? Check out these engaging non-fiction articles about famous mysteries such as Who Was D.B. Cooper or The Loch Ness Monster. These lessons are perfect for days when several of your students are absent due to a school event

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Engaging YA Books

YA (young adult) novels have come a long way since the development of the genre. Now, these novels represent a diverse selection of plots, characters, settings and themes. Students will enjoy reading YA novels that are not just the traditional realistic fiction genre. Recommend that your students try novels in

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Why Teach Consumer Awareness?

Do you teach consumer awareness lessons? No matter who you are and where you live, you are a consumer.  As consumers, our lives are full of choices – which brand to buy, where to shop, what to eat, and even how much is reasonable to pay for something. These are

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Why Teach Non-Fiction in Middle School?

  It is very important to teach non-fiction in middle school.  Fiction literature is a favourite in many literature classrooms while non-fiction selections often take a backseat.   And while fiction is a great option for many reasons and in many situations, non-fiction has merits as well that are often overlooked

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End of the Year Teacher Gifts

Is it the time of year when people begin to think of end of the year teacher gifts. It is always a surprise and a delight when I get a gift from a colleague or a student.  I love to get my teaching partners a small gift at the end

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