Category: Lesson Planning and Assessment

Graffiti Brainstorm Teaching Strategy

Using a graffiti brainstorm is great way to activate students’ knowledge about a topic of study. How Does The Graffiti Brainstorm Teaching Strategy Work? Create stations by posting several topics/questions/ideas (related to the current learning in your classroom) on large pieces of paper around the classroom. Divide your class into

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Students find determining what's important challenging. Use this strategy to increase their confidence.

What’s Important Teaching Strategy

The what’s important teaching strategy is a fantastic way to help students learn. It can be hard for students to determine what’s important in their classroom readings. Use this strategy to help them become confident readers of informational texts.  How Does The What’s Important Teaching Strategy Work? Prepare the text

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Full Year Lesson Plans For Middle School ELA from 2 Peas and a Dog

Full Year Lesson Plans For Middle School ELA

Are you looking for full-year lesson plans for middle school ELA? Finding quality middle school lesson plans can be a challenge. Many things online are either too young for this age group or too complicated. The lesson plans listed below have been used in my Grade 7 & 8 classroom

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Use the jigsaw teaching strategy to engage your students and give them more ownership of their learning.

Jigsaw Teaching Strategy

The Jigsaw teaching strategy gives students more ownership of the learning process and they must learn content and teach it to their peers. How Does The Jigsaw Teaching Strategy Work? Divide your class into groups of three to six students.  Group sizes will depend on the nature of the class

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Use the chalk talk teaching strategy to get your whole class sharing their ideas.

Chalk Talk Teaching Strategy

The chalk talk teaching strategy is a great teaching technique to get the whole class sharing their ideas. This teaching strategy could also be called a silent discussion.  How Does The Chalk Talk Teaching Strategy Work? In the center of the chalkboard/whiteboard/chart paper write a question or keyword, post and

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Use these June lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog. #lessonplans #middleschoolELA #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

June Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

June has arrived and you made it! You can use these June lesson plans for middle school ELA and end the year on a strong note. Remember you are just as ready for summer vacation as your students are. But before you can head out to the pool with a

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Don't mark 100 quizzes! Use entrance and exit tickets in your classroom to check your students' understanding. #assessment #lessonplans #middleschoolela #grading

Entrance and Exit Tickets Teaching Strategy

Entrance and exit tickets are a fantastic way to quickly get the status of your class. No one has time to create and give a quiz or a test every day to check their students’ understanding. This strategy is also known as bellwork but this takes bellwork and gives it

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Use these May lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog. #lessonplans #middleschoolELA #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

May Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

  May lesson plans for middle school ELA are just as important as September’s lesson plans. May is finally here. And whether you are done at the end of this month or continue on through later June, May is a time of looking toward the future – for both you

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