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Teaching in Context for the Middle and High School Language Arts Classroom

What is teaching in context vs. teaching in isolation? Specifically, this question often comes up in the realm of grammar, but it applies to several areas of Language Arts. When teaching a skill in context, it means that skill is attached to a larger reading. If you're reading The Giver, for example, you would find… Continue reading Teaching in Context for the Middle and High School Language Arts Classroom

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Why You Should Be Using Bell Ringers in Your Middle School Classroom

Bell Ringers, Bell Work, Warm-Ups, Do Nows- or whatever you want to call them- can make a huge impact on your overall classroom dynamic. The beginning and end of class can be the toughest part of any day in the classroom, especially in middle school! The minutes just before and after the bell rings to… Continue reading Why You Should Be Using Bell Ringers in Your Middle School Classroom