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Poems About Gratitude to Teach in Middle School English During November

As you transition out of the Halloween season into the season of giving and gratitude, you can change up your themes in your classroom assignments as well. I usually move out of my scary or suspenseful short stories unit into one that revolves around gratitude. Reflecting on what we have and expressing gratitude is an… Continue reading Poems About Gratitude to Teach in Middle School English During November

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Suspenseful Short Stories for Middle School English Language Arts

Short stories are a great way to engage students and teach meaningful skills without having to enter into long units. Middle schoolers love a good suspenseful story that can be covered in a single class period. You can teach plot, theme, characterization, figurative language, foreshadowing, and pretty much any of the literature standards with a… Continue reading Suspenseful Short Stories for Middle School English Language Arts