Middle School English

Make learning English exciting for middle school students with these fun and interactive lesson ideas. Discover engaging activities and resources to help students improve their language skills and develop a love for English.
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By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…

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Nancy Phear
7th Grade Ela, Middle School Ela, Vocabulary Strategies Middle School, Middle School Vocabulary, Middle School Grammar, Middle School English Language Arts, Learning Strategies High School, Middle School English Teacher, Middle School Language Arts Lessons

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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Stephanie Hoppe
Teaching with games in the classroom is not just “fluff.” Middle school and high school English teachers, learn how you can reinforce core English language arts skills AND engage students with games like Goosechase, Superfight, and more! #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolela #ela English, Middle School Ela, High School, Anchor Charts, Middle School English Language Arts, Literacy Games Middle School, Middle School Language Arts, Secondary School English, Language Arts Activities Middle School

Teaching with games in the classroom is not just “fluff.” Middle school and high school English teachers, learn how you can reinforce core English language arts skills AND engage students with games like Goosechase, Superfight, and more! #highschoolenglish #englishlanguagearts #middleschoolela #ela

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Kathleen Tysinger

This single classroom procedure has made a HUGE difference in my experience teaching middle school. My first year teaching I didn't do this and I knew that something needed to change. I decided to put into a place a daily bellringer for every one of my classes. I am a Family Consumer Sciences teacher so I teacher 4 different classes!You can call it whatever you want to call it but I call it a bell ringer because my students are expected to be doing it as soon as the bell rings to start…

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Kelly O'Rourke
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Much like students who spend more hours on the hook of an essay than they do the bulk of an essay, I often found myself with a case of English teacher writing block when it came to planning my first day of school activities. Though I have ten years (x two semesters each) of ... Read More about First Day of School Activities for High School and Middle School English

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Nicole Smith
Middle School Ela, Middle School Reading, Workshop, 7th Grade Ela, Middle School Stations, Middle School Reading Classroom, Middle School Literacy, Middle School Lesson Plans, Middle School English Classroom

Ok, I get these Q’s frequently from teachers who reach out to me regarding setting up and running stations or centers (same thing, basically) in their middle school English / Language Arts / Reading / Writing classes: How do I make stations work so I can . . . >> teach my students while also

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Whitney Claiborne

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