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How I made in-class silent reading work for me. These ideas are really good, especially for middle school teachers and high school teachers.

from The Literary Maven

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.


How to write a five paragraph essay. Kids should start learning this by ninth grade, if not sooner. Essential high school skill.


Test time is right around the corner - use these tips to assist students during unit tests, AP, and State Science Exams.

This pretty much sums up all of my writing instruction through middle and high school. But don't get me wrong, I highly value all that I've learned through this structured writing process. Sometimes, however, I just wish I was given more chances to have free-range on writing assignments...a little room for creativity.

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Teaching With a Mountain View October Perspective- This writing activity has the students thinking that they are the piece of candy. It puts them into the candy's shoes and how they would react to different situations that the students make-up.