In this post, we will discuss how to lay the groundwork for essential skills during the first nine weeks of school. Our aim is to empower students with lifelong tools that extend beyond the academic year. In the initial nine weeks, we focus on fundamental skills such as basic grammar concepts, distinguishing summaries from analysis, […]
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Need some ideas on how to teach poetry? The acronym TWIST UP is a game changer when it comes to teaching poetry! Listen to learn how this simple strategy will have your students analyzing poems on a deeper level in no time. The acronym will help create wonderful discussions in your classroom, and everything you […]
Join us in this second episodes about implementing book clubs in your middle school ELA classroom. This episode will be all about adding accountability and fun! Download this episode!
If you’ve been wanting to start book clubs in your middle school classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it, this episode is for you. This first episode of the series will explain how to form book club groups in your classroom and how to choose the right novels for your middle school students. […]
If you are wondering how to keep your middle school ELA students interested and engaged while reading, this episode is for you! We will talk about what to do other than a simple whole-class read to assess your studetns comprehension, provide them with higher order questions, and keep them all awake and active in the […]
We have a solution for preparing your middle school ELA students for high stakes standardized testing in an effective and fun way. We call it Test Prep Tuesdays. Listen to find out how this method of ours avoids burn-out and encourages a growth mindset with the practice needed to prepare students for the end of […]
Looking for fun and creative Christmas themed lessons for your middle school ELA class? We’ve got you covered with several of our favorite Christmas themed activities! Teach the standards while having some engaging and original Christmas fun! Be sure to check out our blog for all of the mentioned links and free printables! https://elacoreplans.com/middle-school-ela-christmas-activities/ […]
Middle School ELA Christmas Activities Add a little fun in your ELA class at Christmas time by reviewing important ELA skills and concepts. We do realize that everyone does not teach in a school or community like ours, so some of these ideas may not work for your students. Please be mindful of those […]
A greatful heart truly does bring joy. This Thanksgiving season, we wanted to provide a list of all of the things that we are thankful for as teachers. Download this episode!
ELA Core Plans provides teacher-written lesson plans, bellringers, and novel units designed to coordinate with Common Core State Standards.