Category: Writing

Read this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the holiday season by using six different writing strategies and holiday writing ideas from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #christmas #writing #writingprompts #creativewriting #lessonplans #lessons #holidays

Holiday Writing Ideas for the ELA Classroom

Holiday Writing Ideas Holiday writing ideas are the topic of the guest blog post I had the opportunity to share on the Teach Writing blog. Read on this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the November and December holiday season by using these six writing strategies. Integrate

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Sentence diagrams are another tool in your grammar toolbox when teaching students to be great writers. Learn more about sentence diagramming in this blog post on the 2 Peas and a Dog website. #grammar #teaching #teachinggrammar #lessonplans

Rethinking Sentence Diagrams

Sentence diagrams questions are something that I see regularly come up in my 18,000+ member Facebook Group #2ndaryELA. Rebecca Gettelman is a middle and high school teacher from the Midwest. She has been teaching for over eleven years. In this blog post, she shares her passion for using sentence diagrams

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Create and teach an effective and engaging argument writing unit with these 5 tips from 2 Peas and a Dog. #argumentwriting #englishlanguagearts #lessonplans #middleschool #2peasandadog

5 Tips for a Successful Argument Writing Unit

Argument writing seems to be the writing standard that everyone struggles with teaching, from first-year teachers to veterans. Today Jessica Moman from A Girl With Some Glitter is guest posting about her thoughts on creating a successful argument writing unit for middle and high school students. The added importance of the

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Creative Writing Lesson Ideas

Creative writing is an important part of the writing journey. The priority in today’s education system is non-fiction and essay writing. It can be hard to remember that students enjoy the opportunity to flex their creative muscles with creative writing assignments. In this blog post, teachers share their best ideas for incorporating creative writing

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Teaching students vocabulary and grammar is an important part of any English classroom. Vocab and grammar instruction must be purposeful and meaningful to students (within context) for them to retain the lesson from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Effective Ideas for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary

Grammar and vocabulary lessons are an important part of any English classroom. Vocab and grammar instruction must be purposeful and meaningful to students (within context) for them to retain the lesson. Adding fun to these grammar activities and lessons increase student engagement and retention. Below is a curated Twitter chat that

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