Make Poetry Fun with Blackout Poetry
Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.
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 On the other hand, I’m so excited to start teaching my historical content that waiting until all the expectations are explained requires a lot of patience!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…
Here’s How to Teach Social Skills to Middle and High School Kids
"Kids CAN learn social skills, regardless of their age," says middle school teacher and TpT Teacher-Author Pathway 2 Success. See her tips here.
35+ Middle School Technology Projects for intermediate to advanced skill level. These projects and activities will save you so much time coming up with what to do during your computer lab time. Ideal for a technology teacher or media specialist.
High School Poetry Unit, 4 Weeks, Print & Teach, Lit. Analysis, Multimedia, CCSS
This high school poetry unit plan will excite both teachers and teens by ramping up traditional poetry lessons with modern-designed multimedia materials. My MASSIVE poetry lesson bundle includes four weeks of materials designed for high school and advanced middle school students. (60 PDF pages, 120 ...
Unique Ideas for Poetry Writing and Analysis-- FREEBIE
Here are some fun, interactive, and creative poetry activities by Bespoke ELA to get your students hooked on poetry. This list includes 5 creative writing poetry activities as well as 5 unique poetry analysis strategies. These are great activities for introducing a poetry unit and are great ideas to integrate into poetry anthologies!
Middle School Spelling: A Year-Long, Differentiated Approach
Weekly Middle School Spelling program with 38 spelling principles to teach students (one per week), options for differentiation, and detailed lessons and graphic organizers for each week's activities. ($)
Picture Books That Demonstrate Narrative Writing
If there’s one subject that seems to befuddle homeschoolers more than any other, it’s writing. I hear it during homeschool consultations and casually talking among homeschool friends, and I see questions about it all over the internet. This post contains affiliate links. People are often surprised when I tell them I don’t formally teach writing... Read More
Bell Ringer Journal for the Entire School Year: 275 Prompts (VOLUME 2) EDITABLE
Journal prompts for the entire school year | 275 bell ringers | grades 7-12 | middle & high school
Word Choice - 5 Ways to Expand Your Students' Vocabulary - Appletastic Learning
Teaching students the importance of good word choice can improve their writing skills and their oral language vocabulary.