Students' interests are constantly evolving and it is important that the texts in our classrooms reflect these changes. In this article, is a list of Grade 7 books that come recommended by other teachers and previous students. 

Grade 7 Book Recommendations

Grade 7 book recommendations can be a challenge to find sometimes. Students’ interests are constantly evolving and it is important that the texts in our classrooms reflect these changes. Below is a list of Grade 7 books that come recommended by other teachers and previous students. This blog post contains

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Middle School Diwali Lesson

Help your students learn about Diwali with this middle school Diwali lesson plan. It is important to recognize all major holidays in your classroom – not just the traditional North American commercialized celebrations. Middle school lesson plans for Christmas or Thanksgiving are easy to find, but this is not always true

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Diversifying Your Poetry Curriculum

It can be difficult to find an engaging and diverse poetry curriculum because, for a long time, the ubiquitous authority on any literary topic was the classic textbook anthology.  This text is a great resource, but it is important that as teachers we select a variety of texts to use

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Teaching non-fiction in middle school is often overlooked. Learn why you should teach non-fiction in middle school as well as three different lesson ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog.

4 Reasons to Teach Non-Fiction in Middle School

Teaching non-fiction in middle school is often overlooked due to the pressure to teach fiction. Novels, short stories, and poems are all commonplace and wonderful parts of the Language Arts classroom, but often these selections lean heavily toward the fiction side of literature.   While fiction is a valuable part of

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Indoor Recess Ideas

In this blog post, teachers will find socially distant indoor recess ideas. Indoor recess is always a challenge on inclement weather days, but students usually rise to the occasion and enjoy playing games with their classmates. Sharing of items will not be permitted during Covid-19 so I have come up

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Switching from Google Drive to Zip Files

Switch from Google Drive to Zip Files For several years, 2 Peas and a Dog has provided the individual PDFs of our resources through a Google Drive link. This Google Drive method has been switched to a zip file method that can be downloaded from Teacher Pay Teachers.  Why The

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Middle school historical fiction books are usually enjoyed by students. They like reading about historical events and people. Use this book list to help students find great books.

Middle School Historical Fiction Books

Middle school historical fiction books are usually enjoyed by students. They like reading about historical events and people. I have compiled a list below of middle school historical fiction and historical memoirs in the book list below. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the

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Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. This article contains a list of teaching resources teachers can use from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Sub Plans

Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. It is required that all teachers in my district have ready to go sub plans in their classrooms. Teachers usually have a binder or a magazine holder full of student information and emergency lesson plans.  Sub Binder What should you

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