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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Middle School End of Year Activities

Are you looking for engaging middle school end of the year activities? I have some great suggestions for you. Middle School End of Year Activities Check out these three resources that will help you reduce your planning load stress during the end of the year with your middle school classes. 

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Creative End of the Year Middle School Activities

Are you looking for creative end-of-the-year activities for your middle school students? It does not have to be a challenge to keep your middle school students focused during the last week of school.  “What are we going to do today?” “Can we have time on technology to play?” “Do we

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Middle School Persuasive Writing Lessons

Finding engaging and rigorous persuasive writing lessons should not be a challenge to find. Unfortunately, not all writing curriculums and activities draw the attention of our students and encourage their engagement. Consequently, the lessons they learn in these classes are not as solid or memorable as they could be.   From

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End of the Year Digital Escape Room

Are you looking for a fun end-of-the-year activity for your middle school students? Why Not Try A Digital Escape Room? To help celebrate the end-of-the-year in a middle school classroom try this End of the Year Digital Escape Room where students work together (or alone) to solve 10 different summer-themed

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Grade 7/8 Science Units Ontario Curriculum

Do you teach grade 7/8 Science in Ontario?  Are you looking for quality resources that do not require a textbook and are more engaging than just a set of worksheets? The science units created by 2 Peas and a Dog are provided in both PDF and Google Slides format to

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