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 lesson. This episode will provide you with ideas that you can take immediately back to your own classroom.
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 the year test!
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/
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.
If you need an engaging lesson for the days before Thanksgiving break, this episode has you covered! Listen to hear a creative writing assignment that your kids will remember forever! Plus, we will share some other fun Thanksgiving worthy lesson ideas. Be sure to visit our blog https://elacoreplans.com/middle-school-ela-thanksgiving-lessons/for the links mentioned and the free printables!
Today’s episode is all about games you can play in your middle school ELA classroom. We’ll tell you all about six super fun games that you can take back to your classroom immediately! Be sure to visit our blog for all show notes and printables!
Listen up to hear a great idea to motivate middle school students when it comes to reading independently or learning new vocabulary words. With an easy printable BINGO card, ELA class can become much more fun! Be sure to check out all of our shownotes, including links to free printables on our blog at https://elacoreplans.com/bingo-cards-in-middle-school-ela/
Listen to hear our favorite middle school ELA Halloween stories and activities that we’ve tried over the years. You’ll walk away with so many ideas, it will be hard for you to choose which one to try in your own ELA classroom this Halloween! All printables mentoned in today’s show can be found on our blog at https://elacoreplans.com/middle-school-ela-halloween-lesson-our-collection/
This episode will provide you with a quick and super fun narrative writing lesson that can be completed in one class period! The lesson focuses on creating suspense. It would be perfect for a spooky October day, but can be used any time of year. Be sure and find all of our shownotes and free printables and links on our blog at https://elacoreplans.com/how-to-create-suspense-writing-lesson/
This is the first episode in a series on using short narrative writing exercises in your middle school ELA classroom. We will be telling you all about strong verb paragraphs – how to write them, why they work, and how you can impliment them immediately. Check out all of the mentioned freebies in our show notes at https://elacoreplans.com/strong-verb-paragraphs-effective-narrative-writing-exercise-for-middle-school-ela/
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