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Books for Kids Who Don't Like to Read! A great list that is tried, tested, and kid approved!! I wish I had this list when my son was little & didn't want to read.

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Books for Kids Who Don't Like to Read! A great list that is tried, tested, and kid approved!! I wish I had this list when my son was little & didn't want to read.

heart-tugging, can’t-stop-reading, phenomenal historical fiction middle grade books!! LOVE these!

Phenomenal New Historical Fiction Books

heart-tugging, can’t-stop-reading, phenomenal historical fiction middle grade books!! LOVE these!

Classroom Management System for Middle School: Recognize the Positive

Classroom Management System for Middle School: Positive Behavior Tallies

Classroom Management System for Middle School: Recognize the Positive

15 Life-Changing Middle Grade Books Great story + life lesson = 15 middle grade books worth checking out!

15 Life-Changing Middle Grade Books - WeAreTeachers

Sometimes finding books for kids in the middle grades (4-9) can be tricky, especially if you're looking for well-written, engaging, stories.

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.

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.

{Blog Post} Looking for ways to engage your middle school students during the…

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 On the other hand, I’m so excited to start teaching my historical content that waiting until all the expectations are explained requires a lot of patience!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…

"Kids CAN learn social skills, regardless of their age," says middle school teacher and TpT Teacher-Author Pathway 2 Success. See her tips here.

Here's How to Teach Social Skills to Middle and High School Kids | The TpT Blog

"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.

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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.

Compelling multimedia lessons to get teens excited about poetry. Click HERE for a four-week print-and-teach unit designed for high school and advanced middle school students.

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 ...

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!

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!

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. ($)

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. ($)

Using picture books is a great way to teach the narrative writing style to older students!

Picture Books That Demonstrate Narrative Writing

There is no better example of narrative writing for your children than narratives written by real authors. These picture books are great examples!

Journal prompts for the entire school year | 275 bell ringers | grades 7-12 | middle & high school

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 Strategies to Expand your Students' Vocabulary. Love these 5 ways to help my students use better word choice in their writing!

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.