November Lesson Plans for ELA

November in the middle or high school classroom can be a trying time for students and teachers. Keep students engaged

Teaching short stories? Meet standards, provide student choice, and encourage differentiation with these teaching ideas. #ShortStories

Short Story Lesson Plans

Short stories can provide diverse and fun lessons. With those lessons, you can pack in mentor sentences, student choice, writing

Teaching Shakespeare? Read different approaches for connecting these plays to today's students.

Teaching Shakespeare to Today’s Students

Teaching Shakespeare? You can teach his plays in meaningful ways for modern students.

ELA lesson plans for the month of October #HighSchoolELA #MiddleSchoolELA #HalloweenLessonPlans

October Lesson Plans for ELA

Looking for some engaging lesson plans for the month of October? Middle and high school students can have some holiday

Vocabulary lessons can be diverse and memorable. Tie some of these ideas into vocabulary activities, and try these 20 vocabulary words. #VocabularyLesson

20 Vocabulary Words

Looking to ramp up your vocabulary lessons? This blog post presents twenty vocabulary words with a variety of activities to

Two teachers cover the most commonly asked questions about classroom management. They provide real ideas for the modern secondary classroom. #ClassroomManagement

Classroom Management for the Secondary Classroom

Melissa’s Ideas With over a dozen years in the classroom, Melissa knows the common concerns for classroom management. She details

September lesson plans for ELA. What to teach during first nine weeks. #MiddleSchoolELA #HighSchoolELA

ELA Lesson Plans: What to Teach in September

Wondering what to teach in September? In this post, you’ll find different approaches for writing, grammar, vocabulary, and literature.

Looking for secondary ELA resources for back-to-school? Start the year by building relationships and creating a strong classroom community with these ideas.

12 Back-to-School Essential ELA Activities and Lessons

Heading back to school can be stressful for teachers. The ladies of ELA Today have twelve ELA activities and lessons to save the day.

Teaching nonfiction? Here are some lesson plans to keep students engaged and thinking critically. #HighSchoolELA #TeachingNonfiction

Nonfiction Lesson Plans

Searching for nonfiction lesson plans? Keep reading. In today’s post, Lauralee and Melissa are sharing some tips for success with middle and high school students.

Digital activities are in our classrooms, and like with anything else, our activities must be meaningful. #DigitalClassroom

Make Class Videos Meaningful

Digital activities are in our classrooms, and like with anything else, videos must be meaningful. In today’s post, Melissa and Lauralee break down how they make the most of every movie or show clip.

Searching for ways to develop a culture of literacy in your secondary classroom? Two teachers share simple ways to engage students and build a love of literacy.

Creating a Classroom Culture of Literacy

Melissa’s Approach Melissa presents ten ways to create a reading culture in your classroom. As a reading specialist, she suggests