It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson. I see lots of really cute St. Patrick’s Day activities online for elementary school students, but not for middle school students. While lesson plans focused around leprechauns and shamrocks are fairly common, rigorous plans for
The Save The Last Word teaching strategy is a fantastic way to get all students to practise both speaking and listening in the classroom. How Does This Save The Last Word Teaching Strategy Work? Select a text that students will be responding to. Most commonly Save the Last Word is
I love using the fishbowl teaching strategy with my classes. Students love getting in and out of the circle and sharing their ideas with peers. The Fishbowl teaching strategy is a fantastic way for students to get a small group discussion within a whole class setting. How Does This Fishbowl
Digital escape rooms are a great learning and engaging activity to use with your middle school students. Below are four reasons I love using middle school digital escape rooms with my classes. 1. Collaboration and Team Building Students work in groups (or independently if they prefer) to solve each challenge.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in middle school can be a challenge – not all students want to celebrate love or are ready for dating – but most students LOVE candy. I try to focus any Valentine’s Day celebrations in my classroom around themes of candy or generic love (family, pets etc).
In this blog post, I will be sharing ideas and reading resources for creating lifelong readers – not just students who only read assigned reading. How do we take our students from groans every time we assign a chapter or two of reading to glee when free time is given
The Partner Quiz teaching strategy is an engaging and interactive test prep and review strategy that students enjoy. How Does This Partner Quiz Teaching Strategy Work? Prepare a bunch of notecards. Each one should have one question on the front and its answer on the back. There should be one