ENGLISH BELL RINGERS - VOL 3
ENGLISH BELL RINGERS VOLUME 3: Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you ...
The Pencil Debate: Solutions For Students Not Having a Pencil - 2 Peas and a Dog
This is definitely a heated debate among educators to give or not give students a pencil when they arrive to your class without one. Read 10 different possible solutions to the classroom pencil problem.
Five Paragraph Essays – Tips for Teaching and Grading
When I look back to my first experience teaching five paragraph essays to fifth graders, I can remember how terribly unprepared I felt. I knew that the five paragraph essay format was what my students needed
Task Card Activity for Literature: Apply to ANY Novel or Short Story!
Literary response task cards for ANY fiction text, ready to help students pinpoint story elements and critically analyze the story or novel! Middle or high school English classes
Videos for Teaching and Reviewing Figurative Language
This post shares a collection of videos for reviewing or teaching figurative language, including metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and personification.
A Middle School Teacher's Guide to the First Week of School
The pencils are sharpened, your classroom is clean and the bell rings…gulp…here they come! My feelings on the first week of school are conflicted. On one hand, it’s one of the most important weeks. Explaining and practicing the class procedures and expectations sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Success is vital. On the other hand, I’m so excited to start teaching my historical content that waiting until all the expectations are explained requires a lot of patience! Every teacher…
Ten Websites with Free Articles and Passages
This summer, after attending a reading workshop, I've made it my goal to amp up and improve my guided reading and shared reading instruction. With this in mind, I've been rounding up my favorite go-to websites for free articles and passages for upper elementary, and I thought I would share those with you. Science News for Kids is a fabulous website that contains interesting and informative stories about research and current events that are all STEM related. Two things that I really love…
Differentiated ELA Activity: Color by Number Distance Learning Independent Work
These fun color by number puzzles are great for reinforcing and reviewing the ELA skills of parts of speech, figurative language, point of view, literary terms, and sentence types. Great activities for ELA grades 6-8.
Daily Reading Context Clues Reading Comprehension Passages
Two daily opportunities for context clues practice plus another reading comprehension question for each passage. 40 passages in all! Great test prep! Context clues, central idea and inferencing practice. Great for warmups or bellringers!
Website GOLD for ELA Teachers
Teachers, check out this guide to free English Language Arts web resources for middle and high school students. In it I’ll share the very best websites I’ve found for creative free lesson plans and classroom strategies.