Category: Reading

Biographies are an important non-fiction text type to teach. When planning out their teaching units, it is important that teachers include biographies as a non-fiction text type or as an option in a non-fiction unit. Read about 5 reasons why biographies should be taught and get some great lesson ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog. #biographies #non-fiction #lessonplans #middleschool

Why Teach Biographies?

Biographies are an important non-fiction text type to teach. Students can get stuck in their own worlds and forget about the great things that are happening outside of their immediate community. When planning out their teaching units, it is important that teachers include biographies as a non-fiction text type or

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Creating an Engaging Summer English Project

Summer reading projects are required in some schools, and they can become very onerous on the students and teachers. Today’s blog post is written by Rebecca Gettelman who is a middle and high school teacher from the Midwest. She has been teaching for over eleven years. A number of years

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10 Tips For Getting Students To Read

Getting students to read should not be a challenge, but it is up to us as teachers to set the expectations from day one. Students need to see why reading is a valuable way to use their time. Two teachers Kristy (a middle school teacher) and Addie (a high school

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Best middle school short stories. Check out this short stories list and lesson plans for popular middle school short stories from 2 Peas and a Dog. #shortstories #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

Best Short Stories For Middle School Students

Short stories are one of my favourite things to teach. I use them to teach the elements of the novel, figurative language and critical thinking skills. In this blog post, I list and summarize my top 14 middle school short stories that I use in my classroom. Each short story

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Reading Check In Strategy

It is important to check in with students while they read. Today I am so excited to introduce Meg from Fourth Grade Studio as a guest blogger on 2 Peas and a Dog.    The Power of Connections! One of the most valuable times of my day begins when my students

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