Category: Literacy

Valentine's Day is not just for elementary students - middle school students can celebrate this fun holiday. Read about 5 different Valentine's Day lesson plans for middle school students that are engaging, curriculum focused and rigourous from 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschool #lessonplans #valentinesday #englishlanguagearts

Valentine’s Day Lessons For Middle School Students

Valentine’s Day is usually only celebrated in the elementary years. In middle school, you may use the holiday as a reason to have a dance as a fundraiser, but that is usually the extent of the “fun” around Valentine’s Day. I have fond memories of making my Valentine’s Day card

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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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Student book clubs for students are a great addition to any English classroom or any subject area. Book clubs allow for student choice, differentiation, and many other advantages from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #books #bookclubs #lessonplans #reading #novels

5 Reasons to Use Student Book Clubs

Book clubs for students are a great addition to any English classroom (or any subject area). I try to incorporate at least 1 or 2 book club sessions with my students each year. My students like the variety of book clubs, short stories and whole class novels in my English

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Media literacy is a key component to a balanced literacy program. It is the ability to think critically about the media sources people interact with daily. Read my 5 top reasons why teaching media literacy is important. #medialiteracy #media #balancedliteracy #englishlanguagearts #lessonplans

Why Teach Media Literacy? A Guide For Teachers

  Media literacy is a key still students will need in life to be successful. My top priority in the classroom is helping students learning in a fun and safe environment. I love to integrate mass media sources in my daily lessons. Wait… what? Media literacy is one of the

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10 books for teen readers. This book list for teen readers is a mix of new and old titles that would be a great addition to any bookshelf, classroom or school library from 2 Peas and a Dog. #reading #teenreads #teenbooks #classroombooks #education

10 Worthy Books for Teen and Young Adult Readers

  Teens readers enjoy reading books that interest them and that they can relate to. It is important to encourage teen readers to continue this habit by providing them with access to interesting and engaging books. This book list for teen readers is a mix of new and old titles

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Best 6th Grade Books

  This blog post contains links and summaries of some of the best 6th Grade books. Your students will enjoy reading these books in and outside of school. Links to Common Sense Media Reviews have been provided so you can see if these books would suit your school community. This

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Best books for 8th grade. Excellent novels to add to your classroom library or book club collections from 2 Peas and a Dog. #YAlit #reading #middleschool #8thgrade

Best 8th Grade Books

It can be difficult to find appropriate and engaging 8th-grade novels. I have taught 8th grade for 11 years. I love to see what books stand the test of time and remain popular year after year. This best 8th-grade books book list will help you decide on what to add

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