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Tips and photos on how to organize your book clubs, literature circle or guided reading novel sets by 2 Peas and a Dog.

Organizing Literature Circle Sets

I love back to school season because it makes me reorganize everything not only in my classroom, but I also tackle areas of my house that I feel need more TLC. Today I cleaned my closet, threw out junk…

Spice Up Your Book Reports

Book reports need not be boring! Let students’ creativity shine with these creative book reports from 2 Peas and a Dog. Each month, I assign my students a genre to read, but they get to self select the book…

Classroom libraries can always benefit from renovation. Read this informative blog post on how to renovate, and make over your classroom library on a budget from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Classroom Library Makeover

I have had the same classroom library organization, bin labels and bins since at least my 3rd year of teaching. I was tired of the red and blue colour scheme.  The bins were dirty from years of classroom use,…

Student Engagement Through Choice Writing

  When I first starting teaching 6 years ago, the buzz word was “differentiation”. I attended several workshops on this topic and my favourite strategy to gets students writing was to create RAFT assignments.     RAFT stands for…

Making Silent Reading (DEAR) Meaningful

It is important that when we give students silent reading time that it is meaningful and purposeful. We try, in my classroom, to silent read daily for 15-20 minutes depending on our schedule, and what our “must dos” are…