What should you teach this month? Here are lesson plans and ideas for you to make teaching a breeze!

What to teach in May

Grab your calendar and mark down these holidays! May is Latino Books Month It is also Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month May is “Get Caught Reading” month (check out the ideas below!) Of course, May 4 is Intergalactic Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!!) Cinco de Mayo Teacher Appreciation is […] Read more…

Learn how to teach blackout poetry.

How to Teach Blackout Poetry

Looking for a fun poetry activity? This will guide you on how to teach blackout poetry — and why you should! You know those books on your shelf that are falling to pieces? Grab ’em! You’re going to love using them for blackout poetry! 👉 You can find free lessons, worksheets, and activities in my […] Read more…

Ready to teach poetry? This post will guide you through the process.

Strategies for Teaching Poetry: The Ultimate Guide

Looking for teaching strategies as you begin a poetry unit? Teaching poetry can be intimidating — for both students and teachers. But it doesn’t have to be! This post dives into ways you can teach poetry in fun and effective ways. Read on! Why should I teach poetry? By the time your students reach middle […] Read more…

Here are ideas to help students get excited about research. Lesson plans and ideas that will get you started.

How to Get Your Students Excited about Research

Research should be fun!  Yet it often involves restricted topics, rules, and requirements that can limit a student’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm.   Encourage students to follow their questions by implementing simple, small research activities about topics they are curious about. 👉 You can find free lessons, worksheets, and activities in my exclusive resource library.  […] Read more…

Looking for quick ways to engage students in writing arguments? Here are quick lessons and activities to get started.

How to teach argument writing

Ready to start teaching argumentative writing? Arguments and middle school students go hand in hand! Looking for essay topics and ideas to help your students? Read on! 👉 You can find free lessons, worksheets, and activities in my exclusive resource library.  Click here to gain access! What is an argument? That seems like a silly question, but […] Read more…

Ready to teach persuasive writing? Here are easy to use ideas to get you started.

How to teach Persuasive Writing

How should you teach persuasive writing? Here are some tips and tricks to get your students started. What is persuasive writing? Before sending your students off to write, make sure they understand what persuasive writing is. Persuasive writing is designed to convince the reader to think or act a certain way. Persuasive writing employs these […] Read more…

Wondering what to teach in April? This post is full of ideas for reading, writing, grammar, research -- and more!

What to teach in April

Spring is in the air! Here are some ideas to inspire you this month. Here is a list of interesting and important events that are happening in April. You’ll want to put them on your calendar! April is Black Women’s History Month It is also National Kite Month (this website has cool information under the […] Read more…

Wonder how to respond to negative feedback? This list of tips will help you respond to principal, parent, and student feedback.

How to handle negative feedback

As teachers, we are used to providing feedback to our students, but what about when we are at the receiving end? Here are some strategies for dealing with feedback. Who, what & why? Before determining your response, determine three things: Who is giving you the feedback What they are responding to Why? When you understand […] Read more…

Here are 6 strategies for grouping students. Perfect flexible grouping methods for differentiation, projects, and team building activities.

Grouping Students – Strategies that Work

No matter how entertaining you are, your students still need to move around and talk during class. Here are some great ways to get students moving, talking, problem solving, and interacting with different classmates. What’s the perfect size for grouping students? Students often struggle in groups. One student make take over and do all the […] Read more…

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