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…

What lessons do you have planned for March? Here are fresh lesson plan ideas and activities you can try this month.

What to teach in March

Looking for fresh ideas for lesson planning? Here are suggestions for what to teach in March. Here are some important events this month that you’ll want to be sure to add to your calendar: March is Women’s History Month The first week of the month is “Write a Letter of Appreciation” week Read Across America […] Read more…

Follow these easy steps to teaching expository writing.

How to Teach Expository Writing

Ready to teach expository writing? Before your students jump into expository writing, make sure they understand what it is. What is expository writing? Whether you refer to it as expository or informative writing, expository texts explain. They inform the reader about something — the writing can be structure as: how to do something cause/effect comparison/contrast […] Read more…

What should you teach in February? Here are ideas to help you get the most from this month!

What to teach in February

Looking for ideas of what to teach in February? Here are some ideas to get you started! This article contains affiliate links.  You can read more about that here. There are tons of quirky, funny, and interesting holidays this month. You can find a whole list here. Here are some of the important ones that […] Read more…

Need help preparing emergency sub plans? Here's a quick guide to preparing for a sub.

Emergency Sub Plans for Middle School

Plan for a substitute by creating emergency sub plans for your middle school ELA classroom. What’s worse than missing school? Planning for a sub! Even if you have the luxury of planning ahead, preparing for a sub is often more painful than just being at school! Here are some ideas to get you ready! 👉 […] Read more…

Teach your students how to write memoirs with this easy-to-follow guide.

Writing Personal Narratives/ Memoirs

Ready to teach your students how to write a memoir essay? Here are steps to help you teach effectively and your students to produce a meaningful piece of writing. What is a memoir essay? A memoir is a personal essay that explores an event that a person has experienced. It’s different from a personal narrative […] Read more…

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