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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Canadian History Sub Plans

Canadian history sub plans can be a challenge to find. You want to ensure that engaging and relevant lessons are left for your students when you are absent.  Sometimes you can have the substitute teacher continue on with your regular lessons, but other times the material cannot be left for

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Creating Positive Parent-Teacher Relationships

Learn about 5 ways to create positive parent-teacher relationships that are important to implement into your teaching practice. It is crucial to have a positive relationship with our students and staff when becoming a teacher. They are not the only ones we have these relationships with.  When I stepped foot

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YA Mystery Novels

YA mystery novels can be a great genre to read for many students. This blog post is a list of 10 different YA mystery books that will grab your students’ attention. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase

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Middle School Halloween Activities

Middle school Halloween activities do not need to be boring. We can still celebrate this fun day with middle school students. Don’t get me wrong, Halloween costumes can be fun.  The opportunity to be someone you are not – be it sparkly fairy, evil vampire queen, or something totally different has

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Why Use Graphic Organizers?

Using graphic organizers is very important. We have all heard of them. We have all used them. We may have even designed a few ourselves. The noble graphic organizer needs to be a key tool in your middle school classroom.  From the K-W-L format  to mind webbing and everything in

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