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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

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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

How to Use Reader's Notebooks in the Middle School Classroom

My middle school students are to the point where they are energized and enthusiastic. Their favorite project so far has been our reader's notebooks.

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My Favorite High School English Activities of the Year

This past school year was a great one. With every school year that passes, I like to take a moment and reflect on activities that were successful in the classroom and really think about why they worked. Here are nine of my top activities from this previous school year. SWIFT Poetry Analysis Collaborative Poster Projects […]

How I Teach Vocabulary in Middle School English Classes

Since I don't have a vocabulary book or program that I HAVE to follow at my school, I used to always worry if I was doing enough vocabulary instruction. Even when I was theoretically following best practices or authentically investigating words as they came up in texts, I was concerned about if I was really helping my students become better readers. After a lot of trial and error, I'm now proud of what we do for middle school vocabulary, which falls into four main areas: Specific Words for…

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Want to make the most of every minute of your ELA class? These ELA Warm Ups are for you! Getting to ALL the standards in ELA is nearly impossible… so why not check some off right in the first minutes of class? These ELA Bell Ringers tackle: Analogies Grammar/ Editing/ Proofreading Creative Writing Analysis & Discussion Reflection in a predictable way that will help your middle school classroom run on autopilot!
Standardized Test Prep for Secondary ELA: Resources to try in your classroom - Prepare your middle school ELA and high school English students for high-stakes standardized tests with these test prep lessons and activities | ELA test prep | ELA test prep activities | test prep lessons | test prep escape rooms
Perfect ELA Halloween 360 digital escape room for middle school. Students will practice reading and writing while gathering evidence to help Billy Weaver escape THE LANDLADY! Also includes a full short story literary workshop, along with vocabulary terms and a Quizlet set with tons of fun activities. Students will play the role of a detective who is on the case of missing boys in the city of Bath. CCSS WITH INFORMATIONAL TEXT AND LITERATURE
If you teach middle school ELA, you likely are using reading conferences in your classroom. Reading conferences are a great way to build students' literacy skills, and in this blog post, I share how to use reading conferences to help your students take ownership and set SMART goals for themselves. Head over to thesparklynotebook.com to read the blog now!