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Best Advice for a First-Time Middle School ELA Teacher

So… you’re a first-time middle school ELA teacher. Welcome to the madness, I guess! I’m kidding, but in all honesty, middle school isn’t quite like high school or elementary school. Middle school is its own unique level that you need to be prepared for as you get ready to run your classroom. But before we

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Blog - Building Book Love

There is no limit to the amount of fun ELA activities English teachers need to keep their squirrely middle schoolers actively engaged. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring you 5 new middle school ELA games to add to your toolbox! Olivia Gold, a creative middle school ELA teacher from Florida, joins us today to share

8 Ways to Keep the ART in ELA

I began elementary school in the era of phonics. Looking back, I can honestly say that it seemed to work okay. Matching pictures with their word families in plaid workbooks... I learned to read, but

Tips for Teaching Writing: Break Down Instruction

By The Daring English Teacher When it comes to teaching writing in the middle school ELA or high school English class, it can oftentimes feel like there is just so much content to teach. And in all honesty, that is entirely true. We simply do not have enough time to teach students every single thing they need to know in order to be the best writers they can be. However, we can focus on essential skills one at a time to build strong writers. When I first teach a type of writing to my…

5 Tips for Teaching the Writing Process in Middle School ELA

As middle school ELA teachers, we all want to work to empower our young writers. They often come to us a little shaky, a little unsure. Teaching students--SHOWING THEM--that writing is a process can help middle school writers to build confidence and skill. Ultimately, our job as ELA teachers is not to teach students to scaffold and support students to write a singular essay. Our job is to give students the tools to become WRITERS beyond our classrooms. That means giving students the tools to…

Daily and Weekly ELA Plans - Reading and Writing Haven

Get organized with a daily and weekly ELA plan so that you feel confident and prepared. Planning the structure of a class period varies by unit. Start here!

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How to Teach Writing without the 5-Paragraph Essay – Erika Romero

To teach writing to college students without the 5-paragraph essay is the dream. Here's what I use to show students the complexity of writing without...

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Teaching rhetorical analysis is something that every ELA teacher deserves training in during their careers, but the reality is that oftentimes this topic is left off the agenda unless you’re teaching advanced courses. LET’S CHANGE THAT. Rhetorical analysis, the ability to decode and interpret arguments and spin targeted at all audiences (not just “advanced” ones), is something that all of us cou
These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students context clues in nonfiction to help them understand the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Students will read passages and learn different strategies to figure out unknown words, learn where to find context clues, understand authors, and more. This packet is designed to specifically fit 2nd & 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.2.V.1.3 & 3.V.1.3 but can be used by anyone teaching context clues in nonfiction.
This STEP-BY-STEP WRITING® IS A COMPLETE WRITER’S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for the entire year. It is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, and all the forms, graphic organizers, checklists, and rubrics necessary to teach and assess writing. It has been proven to be effective in thousands of classrooms.
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