Category: Writing

Middle School Persuasive Writing Lessons

Finding engaging and rigorous persuasive writing lessons should not be a challenge to find. Unfortunately, not all writing curriculums and activities draw the attention of our students and encourage their engagement. Consequently, the lessons they learn in these classes are not as solid or memorable as they could be.   From

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Writing A Teacher Memoir

Have you ever wondered whether you should write about your school experiences? What about writing a teacher memoir? You know, all those hilarious stories about the interesting things kids say and do, or the demanding parents who drive you to the brink?  Or to celebrate your successes with the challenges

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Online Grammar Resources

I’m sorry, I love you.  I’m sorry I love you.  Do those two sentences make anybody else laugh? Punctuation is serious. It can save relationships. This is why having a few online grammar resources handy can be a huge help.  Teaching grammar to our students is so important. A quick

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Creative Ways To Teach Vocabulary

It can be difficult to find creative ways to teach vocabulary. We do not always need students to write down the word and copy the definition as it does not always lead to retention.  Below is a list of vocabulary teaching ideas brainstormed by teachers. You do not need to

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4 Reasons To Teach Poetry

For many people, the mere mention of poetry invokes images of old poets writing love poems about unrequited love. For those that know better, poetry is everything from hilarious commentary on daily life to pointed insight into the human condition. Why should we teach this art form? Let’s talk about

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Creative writing is an important writing style for students to learn about and experience on their journey to becoming writers. Find engaging creative writing lesson plans for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog. #creativewriting #writing #lessonplans #middleschool

Creative Writing Lesson Plans

Creative writing is an important writing style for students to learn about and experience on their journey to becoming writers. Helping students embrace their creative is a great way to get students writing. Students enjoy writing more when they get choice over their topic and format. Read more about how

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Middle School Writing Lessons

Middle school writing ideas can be found in this blog post. Writing is a pillar of an ELA classroom. Keep your foundation strong with new ideas and inspiration. This blog post contains a collection of popular writing blog posts from the blog:  journal writing, informational and argument writing, writing workshops,

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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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