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Year: 2022

Vicious is My Middle Name Book Review

Reading Vicious is My Middle Name by Kevin Dunn felt like I was in a time machine transported back to the 90s when I loved punk music and Doc Martens. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through

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Teacher Book Recommendations

If you are looking for a fantastic novel for your teacher book club or just to read yourself, I have compiled a list of books I have enjoyed reading. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the

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Renovating the Traditional ELA Book Report

It is time we renovate the traditional book report. English Language Arts has been a part of school curriculums for many years. However, this doesn’t mean that how we teach language arts can’t evolve.   Today let’s look at one staple of ELA curriculums – the book report – and ways that

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Teacher Gift Guide 2022

Use this teacher gift guide to get some ideas for some great gifts for teachers and non-teachers alike. If you have teachers (or anyone who you want to buy a present for) in your life and are looking for some gift ideas check out this list which has been compiled

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3 Ways to Make Teaching Non-Fiction Interesting

Non-fiction gets a bad rap. Let’s make teaching non-fiction interesting. So often when we think of written work we think of fiction as the fun, exciting stories, and non-fiction as the necessary unit. But we really might often think “goodness me, when will the informational (non-fiction) text unit be over

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Best Middle School Poems

Finding engaging and age-appropriate middle school poems does not need to be challenging. I have created three different lists outlining some suggested poems for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. I also included links to premade poetry units that include lessons to help students learn about this fantastic literary genre.  Middle

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Full Year Creative Writing Bundle

Creative writing is a part of the majority of ELA curriculums out there. Most teachers have to include it in one manner or another with their students each year.  This is not usually too much of a chore since most students really enjoy creative writing. Now, coming up with creating

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Incorporating Games into Your Classroom

Incorporating games into your classroom is a great way to make learning fun. Most students (and really, all of us) learn best when instruction is engaging, interesting, and fun. One way to bring this fun and engagement to your class is to incorporate games into your classroom and curriculum. There are

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