Category: Literacy

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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Article of the Week Resources for Middle School.

Article of the Week Resources

It can be a challenge to find engaging article of the week resources. To see how I structure my program in a middle school classroom, check out this article.  Below is a list of great free and paid resources to help teachers find interesting articles to support their article of

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Teaching poetry to middle school students does not have to be difficult. Check out these 2 teaching strategies that make poetry accessible. #poetry #middleschoolela #englishlanguagearts #poetrylessons

Teaching Poetry to Middle School Students

It can be a challenge to teach poetry to middle school students, but here are two tips to make teaching poetry better.  Today’s blog post is written by Sara Cuzzo from the Teachers Pay Teachers store The Red-Haired Reader. She is going to share her tips for making poetry more

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Make your English class fun with these 10 tips from experienced ELA teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolELA #highschoolELA #englishclass

10 Tips for Making English Class Fun

When was the last time you thought about making English class fun? When you think of your English class growing up what images come to mind? Sitting in your chair, listening to the teacher talk about whatever novel you are studying.  My favourite memory of English class was a “Lord

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High school book recommendations can be challenging to find. Teachers and parents use these high school books lists to find books than teen readers will read. Stop #fakereading! #highschoolbooklists #highschoolbookrecommendations #teenbooks #yabooks

High School Book Recommendations

High school book recommendations can be challenging to find. Today’s teens do not want to read the “classics” that their parents might have read 20 years ago. Some of the classic novels are good, but so many are terribly boring. Two of my favourite genres are YA fiction and dystopian

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Use these January lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog. #lessonplans #middleschoolELA #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

January Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

January lesson plans for middle school ELA need to help students refocus on their studies. The excitement of the holiday season is over and the testing season will soon arrive. January can feel a little glum after the festivities of December.  Add to that – those cold days and long,

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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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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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