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  • Use this list to find engaging books for 7th and 8th grade students. Great books for 12 and 13 year olds from 2 Peas and a Dog.

    Engaging Books for 7th and 8th Grade Students

    It can be a challenge to find engaging books for 7th and 8th-grade students that will keep their attention.  The books listed below would be great for reluctant readers who do…

  • Help students learn about Earth Day with this engaging lesson plan from 2 Peas and a Dog.

    Middle School Earth Day Lesson

    Earth Day is an important day each year to remind students of the impact their daily choices have on the planet. Many students do not know the history of Earth Day…

  • Digital ELA Lessons for Middle School ELA

    Creating meaningful digital ELA lessons can be a challenge. First, you need to plan an interesting and standards-based lesson, then you need to make it work with technology. One of my…

  • Distance Learning For Middle School ELA

    Distance learning is the new normal for many teachers as of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus that has become a global pandemic. Below are four different ready to go…

  • Use these April lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog.

    April Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

    April lesson plans for middle school ELA need to be VERY engaging. April can be a difficult month. Spring has arrived, and students (and their teachers) find the pull of the…

  • Use this great list of popular middle school books to help your students find their next book to read.

    Popular Middle School Books

    It can be challenging to know what popular middle school books students actually want to read. Last year I had my two 7th grade English Language Arts classes create a list…