Category: Lesson Planning and Assessment

Assessment is a critical part of any teacher’s job. Read about five different quick assessment strategies that will provide the teacher with insight into their students’ learning from 2 Peas and a Dog. #assessment #grading #middleschool

Quick Assessment Strategies

Using a variety of assessment strategies is an important part of any teacher’s job. They need to know if their students are understanding and retaining the lessons taught in class. As teachers time is something we always need more of – but can never seem to grasp. Below are five

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Find engaging and rigorous December lesson plans for middle school ELA in this blog post. It should not be stressful finding quality lesson plans for ELA. Check out these middle school ELA lesson plans to find quality ideas for teaching in December. #christmaslessonplans #holidayseason #middleschoolela #decemberlessonplans

December Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

It should not be stressful finding quality December lesson plans for middle school ELA. During the run-up to the end of the calendar year it can often feel more like you do everything BUT teach in your classroom. Excited students, holiday programs, and even snow days all take time away

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Find engaging November Middle School ELA lessons in this blog post. Read this blog post to see what I teach during the month of November for middle school ELA. #middleschool #middleschoolela #remembranceday #veteransday #englishlanguagearts

November Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

It is time to plan November Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA. With the calendar turning to November, it is no longer possible to pretend that winter isn’t upon us.  The biting wind, the short days, and the snowflakes in the air (and sometimes on the ground) remind us that

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Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Read about grading tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get the most out of your grading and assessment. #marking #grading #teachers #lessonplans

Tips and Tricks For Taming the Grading Load

Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Don’t let the marking monster eat up all your spare time!  I’ve gathered together some of my top blog posts full of tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get

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It can be overwhelming to create your own report card comments. Use these Grade 7 and 8 Ontario report card comments which will make writing reports easier. #reportcards #ontarioreportcards #growingsuccess #ontariolearningskills

Ontario Report Card Comments

Does anyone ever enjoy writing Ontario report card comments? This is the season for Progress Reports, then Term 1 and Term 2 report cards for Ontario teachers.  It can be time-consuming and overwhelming to create your own Ontario report card comments from scratch. I have created several resources for Grade

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October Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

October seems to be an easier month than September. Students have learned the expectations and procedures of your classroom, and they are no longer in summer vacation mode. Ideally, October can be a month of good, quality classroom time. So how do I best make use of it?  Let’s talk

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Controversial issues will arise during your class discussions. Be prepared for these topics by using these four rules. #teaching #lessonplans #currentevents

Addressing Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Part of our job as teachers – particularly teachers of literature and history—is to address issues that have philosophical, political, and moral components; these, by their very nature, can cause controversy in the classroom. Teaching The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare?  Gender roles will probably come up.  Teaching the Civil

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Planning your first month of school lessons can be overwhelming. Read this blog post to see what I teach during the month of September for middle school ELA. September lesson plans for middle school ELA by 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschoolela #backtoschool #englishlanguagearts

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA can be difficult to find. This month means cooler breezes, fall colours, and back to school.  And while there is definitely a little sadness as summer vacation comes to an end, there is also the magic of new pencils and a fresh start.

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