Now that the 2017-2018 school year has come to a close, I am spending some time reflecting on my practice as an educator. While there were some lows of the school year and things I will try to change up and improve upon, there were also many highs to celebrate as well. Here are some […]
Have you been wanting to try stations in your Secondary ELA classroom but aren't sure where to start? Read through this quick post where we share 8 station ideas and how to use them with your ELA students.
Teaching with games in the classroom is not just “fluff.” Middle school and high school English teachers, learn how you can reinforce core English language arts skills AND engage students with games like Goosechase, Superfight, and more! #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolela #ela
Incorprate Grammar! Writing Tip for the Secondary ELA Teacher: When teaching writing in middle school and high school, incorporate grammar. This writing strategy will help students become stronger writers because they will have more of an understanding about the language. Teaching Writing | Teaching Tip | Teaching Writing Tip | Middle School Writing | High School Writing | Writing Activities for Secondary ELA | Writing Instruction
For real. No cheesy music, no bad acting, and no trick endings where everyone is okay and it was all just a big misunderstanding. Seriously, your students are going to love these and they have just the right amount of horror while still being appropriate for school. Myths and Legends I can't say enough about ...
Crime stories captivate us. Crime stories draw us in through a sense of horror and mystery. And crime stories are excellent tools to engage students in the classroom. Through this project, students can research infamous criminals and crime stories as a research project or research essay to compi
Text sets, and specifically post ELA podcast pairings, help create dynamic ELA lesson plans because they provide ways for students to connect and synthesize information. When readers synthesize information, they bring together a collection of diverse perspectives and varied genres to create a better overall understanding of the material and themes. Podcasts are my favorite