Category: Holiday and Seasonal Lessons

Veterans Day Lesson Plans For Middle School Students

Veterans Day lesson plans are important to add to your teaching plan this month. The weeks around Veterans Day are a great time to remember and acknowledge the contributions of veterans and current soldiers who fight in the name of freedom. I’ve built a unit to support you in teaching

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Read this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the holiday season by using six different writing strategies and holiday writing ideas from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #christmas #writing #writingprompts #creativewriting #lessonplans #lessons #holidays

Holiday Writing Ideas for the ELA Classroom

Holiday Writing Ideas Holiday writing ideas are the topic of the guest blog post I had the opportunity to share on the Teach Writing blog. Read on this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the November and December holiday season by using these six writing strategies. Integrate

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New Year’s Goal Setting Activity and Reflection Sheets

Reflection is an important skill that we need to reinforce with our students. To assist with this task, I created a New Year’s small group discussion and goal setting activity to help my students with their reflection skills. In this step-by-step goal setting activity, students will be excited and engaged

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Holiday Season Survival Guide

Planing holiday lessons can be time-consuming. Don’t let it be! It’s almost time for the holiday season in our classrooms. As much as I love the holidays, it is also a time when many teachers feel run down and are exhausted from the business of school start-up and the ensuing

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10 Halloween Costume Ideas For English Teachers

Halloween costumes are a way to add some fun to your school day on Halloween. Finding a creative, yet school-suitable Halloween costume can be challenging. Every time I try to shop for a pre-made costume, it is rarely appropriate for an educational setting. Some costumes are too revealing while others

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Fall Themed Middle School Lessons

Summer and fall both rival each other for the favourite season spot in my heart. I love each season for different reasons. As a teacher, I love the fresh air and new school year that fall brings. It can be challenging to find quality lessons related to the season.  During

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