Teaching middle school english

Enhance your middle school English classroom with these innovative teaching ideas. Engage your students and foster a love for learning with these effective strategies for teaching English.
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 Middle School Ela, English, Anchor Charts, High School, 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
Reading, Middle School Ela, English, High School, Anchor Charts, Middle School English, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School English Lessons, Middle School English Activities

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

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

Teaching middle school is like no other teaching assignment - like no other task on Earth for that matter. As a teacher, you need to be just the right mix of cool and strict - but most important, calm. You need to have a good relationship with your students overall based on mutual respect. But that's much easier said than done. Here's the thing about middle schoolers in particular: They want to look good in front of their peers. What their peers think of them is of utmost importance to them…

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Shannon Amanda
Middle School Ela, 7th Grade 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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Renee DeHoyos