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Best books for 8th grade. Excellent novels to add to your classroom library or book club collections from 2 Peas and a Dog. #YAlit #reading #middleschool #8thgrade

Best 8th Grade Books

  I have taught 8th grade for 11 years. I love to see what books stand the test of time and remain popular year after year. This 8th grade books list will help you decide on what to add…

Check out these best books for 7th grade. Get students reading with these engaging book recommendations from 2 Peas and a Dog. #bookreviews #YAlit #reading #middleschool

Best 7th Grade Books

  Finding appropriate 7th grade books can be a challenge. I find my readers are either still very much in a 6th Grade mindset or ready for YA lit. Finding this balance in books for my classroom can be…

Get your students reading with these 11 great middle school books made into movies from 2 Peas and a Dog. #reading #YAlit #middleschoolbooks #booksandmovies

11 Great Middle School Books Made Into Movies

  Middle school books are the best! Finding appropriate middle school books that get students reading can be challenging sometimes depending on their mindset. When I have students who want to “check out” from reading I try to match…

School librarians are an essential part of a thriving school community. Read about how school librarians can support teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #schoollibrary #education #teachers #schoollibrary

12 Ways a School Librarian Can Help Teachers

School librarians are a very important part of a thriving school community. In my first few years of teaching I was lucky enough to be the school librarian for three years. During that time I enjoyed working with my…

Picky middle school readers exist in classrooms everywhere. The books listed in this blog post are tried and true novels recommended by two middle school ELA teachers who deal with picky middle school readers and fake reading daily. Learn about engaging middle school books for picky readers. #middleschool #reading #englishlanguagearts

10 Books for Picky Middle School Readers

  Picky middle school readers exist in classrooms everywhere. Teachers know that students have become masters of fake reading or avoidance tactics like always needing to use the washroom or leaving to get a drink just as silent reading has begun.…

Find great tips, tools and resources for middle and high school interactive notebook ideas for the language arts classroom in this article from 2 Peas and a Dog. #languagearts #reading #writing #lessonplans #2peasandadog

Language Arts Interactive Notebooks Tips and Tricks

Interactive notebooks rapidly took over classrooms a few years ago and became a staple in many classrooms. In this #2ndaryELA Twitter Chat recap we focus on how teachers use interactive notebooks in their classrooms as well as tips for teachers…