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A fantastic list of middle school novels in verse for middle school English Language Arts from 2 Peas and a Dog. #novelsinverse #middleschoolbooks #middleschoolELA #booklists

Engaging Middle Grades Books in Verse

Middle grades books in verse are a great way to get all students reading, especially reluctant readers who are intimidated by the long paragraphs found in traditionally formatted novels. This blog post provides 18 different suggestions for middle grades books in verse along with a brief summary to help you

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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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Find engaging middle school reading lessons including classroom library set up, tips for increasing student engagement and comprehension, as well as recommended reading lists from 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschool #lessonplans #reading

Middle School Reading Lessons

Middle school reading lessons can be challenging to plan. Looking to breathe new life into classroom reading without reinventing the wheel?  This blog post has you covered! I’ve gathered together some of my top blog posts related to reading including library setup, tips and tricks for increasing student engagement and

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10 Thought-Provoking Middle School Book Club Books - find great ideas for engaging and relevant middle school books for your English Language Arts classroom by 2 Peas and a Dog. #englishlanguagearts #middleschool #yalit #middleschoolbooks

10 Thought-Provoking Middle School Book Club Books

I love using book clubs in my middle school classroom. Finding engaging yet rigorous middle school book club books can be a challenge. Two teacher-bloggers have teamed up to share our best middle school book club picks for your students. 10 Thought-Provoking Middle School Book Club Books When selecting middle

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Planning your first month of school lessons can be overwhelming. Read this blog post to see what I teach during the month of September for middle school ELA. September lesson plans for middle school ELA by 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschoolela #backtoschool #englishlanguagearts

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA can be difficult to find. This month means cooler breezes, fall colours, and back to school.  And while there is definitely a little sadness as summer vacation comes to an end, there is also the magic of new pencils and a fresh start.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Classroom Libraries

Classroom libraries can either bring life or clutter to a classroom. They are an important part of any thriving classroom. Check out the resources below to help you build your dream classroom library. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Classroom Library Setup Creating a Dynamic Classroom

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