Category: Literacy

4th and 5th Grade Novels

Interesting and engaging 4th and 5th-grade novels can be a challenge to find. It is important that we continually evaluate the novels in our classroom to ensure they meet modern-day interests and reflect modern-day society’s values and beliefs. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to

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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 not want to read during English class. I have compiled a list of graphic novels, easy reads and high-interest

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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 or its significance. Use this middle school Earth Day lesson to help students gain insight into this important day as

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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 favourite ways to take my pen and paper lessons and move them into digital ELA lessons is to use

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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 lessons for Middle School ELA. These distance learning lessons require pen and paper or access to an online learning

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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 warm breezes and golden sunshine more than a little enticing.  With this draw away from the classroom, it becomes

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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 of the best books they read that year. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost

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Online learning can be stressful. Use these ideas to make online learning for English Language Arts work for teachers and students. Try these online learning ideas for kids. Middle school online learning can work - don't get discouraged and try these ideas and lessons from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Online Learning For English Language Arts

Online learning for English Language Arts is not easy for parents, teachers or students.  I never thought that a global trend of remote teaching would occur. Even though technology advances daily, the social benefits of attending a brick and mortar school are amazing. Literally overnight the world changed.  Last Thursday

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