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Hi Friends! Since it’s that time of year again, I wanted to remind you about my FREE September 11th resources available on TpT. Let me tell you upfront that none of this is brand new, but I’m posting it again for those of you who may not have done this with me last year. I’m […]
I get questions about teaching nonfiction ALL THE TIME! Here’s one I received recently: How do you teach fiction and nonfiction? Do you teach fiction for half of the year and then nonfiction for the second half? Where do you get your nonfiction articles? Answer: I go back and forth between fiction and nonfiction all […]
One of the first reading concepts I teach (or review) in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is plot structure. So, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite resources to use when teaching plot structure. 1. Posters First, click the posters above to grab this set of plot posters free […]
Howdy! I’ve just posted a brand new grammar unit to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It’s $3.00 on TpT but I just sent a FREE copy to all of my email subscribers! I created this unit to supplement the activities already in the Interactive Grammar Notebook and focus more on Clauses & Phrases. It includes […]
As promised, I’m back today with a few lessons and activities to help you get through the first days of school. First thing’s first – don’t forget to download and run off these Interactive Notebook Covers. I’ve included several different ELA titles you might use for your notebooks, but let me know if you […]
Finishing this notebook has been a lot like birthing a child.. except for that this project took LONGER than 9 months! So, let me go ahead and warn you up front. I don’t typically make blog posts that are exclusively about a paid product, but this post is going to be just that! WHY? […]
Just throwing this out there! More details to come! 🙂 Also, be sure to check back next week for your FREE First Day of School Lesson Plans!
I hope you’re feeling human again! I’ve had a crazy fun summer and I’m currently in the trenches of prepping for Vegas next week! Eek! Be sure to grab the handout if you’re planning to attend by clicking the thumbnail above. I’ve also been working overtime to finish up some important projects before the back-to-school […]
Since most of us are finishing up our year or just starting our summer, I wanted to share with you something you can do NOW to begin preparing for your secondary ELA class next fall! One of the MOST important and time-consuming aspects of teaching reading at the secondary level is, well, all that READING! […]