How can you help middle school students transition to high school? Two teaches share their methods and tricks after dozens of years of teaching freshmen. #MiddleSchool

Transitioning to High School

How can you help middle school students transition to high school? Two experienced teachers explain their tricks.

Ideas for working with teens over the summer months #SummerSlide #MiddleSchoolELA

Summer Slide and Teens

Ideas for avoiding the summer slide with older students…

Grammar review games and activities for middle and high school ELA #HighSchoolELA #GrammarActivities

Engaging Grammar Review

Searching for engaging grammar review ideas? You’ll find them here.

ELA curriculum for the first nine weeks? Two approaches to meet standards and build relationships with students.

First Nine Weeks of ELA

Where do you start with a new ELA class? Here are two ways to teach the first nine weeks of ELA.

Figurative language teaching tips, poem selection, and lesson ideas #HighSchoolELA #FigurativeLanguage

Figurative Language: Poems and Activities

Teaching figurative language can be one of the most engaging parts of an ELA class. Plan purposefully to incorporate literature purposefully, and hook students from the start!

Teaching grammar? Let's explore common debates, hesitancies, and questions. #HighSchoolELA #grammar

Teaching Grammar: Addressing the Debates

Tired of feeling tugged in too many directions regarding effective grammar instruction? Let’s explore the debates.

As a teacher, how you respond to student writing matters, as it shapes their internal dialogue. Follow these guidelines for giving students feedback. #HighSchoolELA #WritingLessons

Responding to Student Writing

As a teacher, your responses shape students’ internal thoughts concerning their writing.

Teaching public speaking with older students presents several challenges. Provide a variety of learning opportunities while easing their anxieties. #PublicSpeakingLessons #highschoolela

Public Speaking Activities

Teaching public speaking with older students presents several challenges. Provide a variety of learning opportunities while easing their anxieties.

Ideas for teaching vocabulary in middle and high school #vocabulary #highschoolela

Vocabulary Lists and Activities

Teaching vocabulary? We have some ideas to share! These tips will help you to make vocabulary instruction meaningful and memorable.

Ideas for teaching whole-class novels and choice reading #middleschoolela #highschoolela

Whole-Class Novels and Choice Reading

Trying to choose between whole-class novels and choice reading? Do both! Here are some approaches.