Category: Reading

Independent reading ideas for middle and high school ELA

Clever New Twists on Book Clubs and Literature Circles

Tired of the same old, same old with book clubs or literature circles? Needing a fresh approach? You’ve come to

Ideas for using picture books in the secondary classroom #PictureBooks #HighSchoolELA #LiteratureLessons

Using Picture Books in Middle and High School

Wanting to use picture books in the secondary classroom? Perhaps you aren’t sure where to begin. Or, maybe you’ve already

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.

Encourage a love of reading in your ELA classroom with both independent reading and classroom novels. Find the approach that will work best for you and your students. #HighSchoolELA #LanguageArts

Whole-Class Novels and Choice Reading

Teachers can successfully incorporate both whole-class novels and choice reading in middle and high school. This post provides some specific ideas for middle and high school teachers.

Classroom libraries in high school? Yes! These young adult literature additions will get teens reading. #YoungAdultLiterature #ClassroomLibrary

Young Adult Literature

Melissa: Ruta Sepetys Salt to the Sea is a New York Times best-selling novel by Ruta Sepetys. Beautifully written, Sepetys