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Despite being halfway into the school year, there is plenty of time for students, and teachers, to begin with a clean slate. Now is the time to teach the difference between what is and what can be. Here are some examples of how you can utilize...
Each year my district participates in the Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree Program. This year I decided to use this as a local community service activity for my National Honor Society members. As an advisor for this prestigious group, I hope...
Innovative and personalized holiday lesson plans begin by providing students choices about their learning. Choice menus or boards outline instructional options that are aligned with specific learning goals. Although teachers direct the process by...
A comprehensive plan of action, including book titles, to entice middle school boys into reading
On a quest to teach my students the importance of gratitude, I forgot to take the time to recognize it within myself.
This blog post explores one alternative to book reports — the book trailer.
Compare movie versions with original books in this unit for your class.
Ellen Potter's book, Slob, gives classes one way to start a discussion on bullying. Read on for suggestions on how to teach this powerful young adult novel to your class.
This lesson plan uses the scary story genre to teach grammar, non-fiction elements, and creative writing skills.
Here strategies to teach nonfiction that can be differentiated to fit the needs of all students, regardless of reading ability, although they particularly target those who perform at the lower level.