Category: Lesson Planning and Assessment

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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Teaching note-taking skills is a very important skill to actively teach to our students. Learn how to teach this important skill. #notetaking #lessonplans #teachers

Teaching Note-taking Skills

Teaching note-taking skills is a very important skill to actively teach to our students. I have to imagine that I am not the only teacher to have found herself in the position of meeting students who do not know how to take good notes. Having taught both middle and high

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The best teacher Pinterest boards to follow from 2 Peas and a Dog. #teachers #teacherpinterest

The Best Teacher Pinterest Boards You Need To Follow

I love Pinterest to find great teaching ideas. Check out the list of boards below to help you find great teacher Pinterest boards. Education Blog Posts from 2 Peas and a Dog Teacher Humour Meghan Mathis from Fun Fresh Ideas Creating the Interactive Classroom Michele Luck from A Lesson Plan

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Be more efficient with your grading and marking practices with these 8 tips from 2 Peas and a Dog. #grading #marking #lessonplanning #lessonplan #teaching

8 Ways to Efficient Grading Success

Efficient grading is an important teacher skill to learn to and utilize. As teachers we can become consumed by the amount of marking/grading we take home each night. It is important that we start to work smarter and stop working 24/7 on school related tasks. When I first started teaching,

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Engaging English Language Arts lesson plans for the week after Winter Break. All your planning done for you - just print, photocopy and teach from 2 Peas and a Dog! #winterbreak #lessonplans #englishlanguagearts

Lesson Plans For After Winter Break

The first day back from any holiday break is challenging but the first day after winter break is exceptionally challenging for both students and teachers. Everyone is out of their routines and it’s important to review expectations for your students. After this is done – it should take less than

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