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Middle school language arts

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English Bell Ringers for Middle and High School

By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…

My Rule #1 for Teaching Middle School

Teaching middle school is like no other teaching assignment - like no other task on Earth for that matter. As a teacher, you need to be just the right mix of cool and strict - but most important, calm. You need to have a good relationship with your students overall based on mutual respect. But that's much easier said than done. Here's the thing about middle schoolers in particular: They want to look good in front of their peers. What their peers think of them is of utmost importance to them…

8 Ways to Keep the ART in ELA

I began elementary school in the era of phonics. Looking back, I can honestly say that it seemed to work okay. Matching pictures with their word families in plaid workbooks... I learned to read, but

Blog - Building Book Love

There is no limit to the amount of fun ELA activities English teachers need to keep their squirrely middle schoolers actively engaged. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring you 5 new middle school ELA games to add to your toolbox! Olivia Gold, a creative middle school ELA teacher from Florida, joins us today to share

A Year Long Guide to 6th Grade Language Arts

Looking for inspiration for teaching middle school reading skills? Read on to see how I teach the essential elements in a 6th-grade classroom.

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Ways to Make Bell Ringers Meaningful In Middle School

Shhh! Did you hear that? It was the second bell. They’re COMING. Skipping, tripping, sauntering and marching right down that hallway. Are you ready for your students? Because make no mistake, they are ready for you! In an instant, the classroom goes from empty and silent to bursting with energy. Let’s face it: we teachers ... Read more

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P-I-E is a classic but limited way to teach author's purpose. You need receipts! Teach students to "get the receipt" to determine author's purpose. This system will help students more precisely determine and name the purpose of informational texts, nonfiction, poetry, criticism, and independent reading! Perfect for middle school language arts and high school or secondary ELA teachers.
Do you need to add more LGBTQ2+ representation to your classroom library? Check out this huge list of books with LGBTQ2+ protagonists! Perfect for elementary and middle school classrooms or homeschooling families.
Standardized Test Prep for Secondary ELA: Resources to try in your classroom - Prepare your middle school ELA and high school English students for high-stakes standardized tests with these test prep lessons and activities | ELA test prep | ELA test prep activities | test prep lessons | test prep escape rooms

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