middle school literacy
Prepare yourself and your students for beginning-to-end excitement with this engaging lesson in ELA skills and critical thinking! Your students will love the English Language Arts lessons embedded in this escape room - as they engage in problem-solving and teamwork to break Poe out of the graveyard! No props needed - you'll create student packets and hide keys from the materials provided.
Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) Here's an awesome trick to teach kids what tone means and how to include it in writing!
Connect & collaborate with other secondary ELA teachers. Join a growing community of middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers on Twitter and Facebook. We chat weekly on Tuesdays at 8pm on Twitter on focused topics while our Facebook group is an open forum for sharing ideas and asking questions. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, the #2ndaryELA community will inspire and invigorate your teaching. These are the topics we'll be chatting about July - December of 2016.
Hall Pass - Print on card stock and put into ID badge holders on coil key chains (both from Walmart). Blank pass at end can be written on with a whiteboard marker and then erased (for students who have to go somewhere else in the building). These are waterproof (seal the top opening with packing tape or buy self-seal ID badge holders) and kids wear them high up on their arms so they don't get wet/dirty in the bathroom.