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Free Websites for Reading Comprehension and ELA Skills

As a reading or ELA teacher, you need a wide variety of tools in your teacher toolbox to keep your students engaged and progressing. I personally really like to be able to mix up what I'm doing in my classes, and these free websites help keep the prep work down while providing content and assessments… Continue reading Free Websites for Reading Comprehension and ELA Skills

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Middle School Journal Writing and Bell Ringer Prompts for February

February is a wonderful month for writing! These February-themed prompts are a great way to get students to slow down and think about specific topics. Enjoy the month of February and all it brings with Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, and Presidents' Day! 1. My favorite kind of candy is...… Continue reading Middle School Journal Writing and Bell Ringer Prompts for February

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Christmas Stories to Teach in Middle School English (and Where to Find Them for Free)

The countdown to Thanksgiving Break is in full swing, which means the countdown to Christmas Break is actually what we teachers are eyeing right now. I always find the space between Thanksgiving and Christmas to be both excruciatingly long and a chaotic whirlwind. Here are some seasonally appropriate stories to teach between your countdowns to… Continue reading Christmas Stories to Teach in Middle School English (and Where to Find Them for Free)

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Middle School Journal Writing and Bell Ringer Prompts for December

Get your students into the holiday spirit and keep them writing with these fun writing prompts for the month of December. Writing is a great way to get students to slow down and think about specific topics. With fun, holiday-themed prompts, your students will enjoy reflecting on the holiday/Christmas season while working on their writing… Continue reading Middle School Journal Writing and Bell Ringer Prompts for December