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  • Help students learn about Earth Day with this engaging lesson plan from 2 Peas and a Dog.

    Middle School Earth Day Lesson

    Earth Day is an important day each year to remind students of the impact their daily choices have on the planet. Many students do not know the history of Earth Day…

  • Digital ELA Lessons for Middle School ELA

    Creating meaningful digital ELA lessons can be a challenge. First, you need to plan an interesting and standards-based lesson, then you need to make it work with technology. One of my…

  • Distance Learning For Middle School ELA

    Distance learning is the new normal for many teachers as of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus that has become a global pandemic. Below are four different ready to go…

  • Use this great list of popular middle school books to help your students find their next book to read.

    Popular Middle School Books

    It can be challenging to know what popular middle school books students actually want to read. Last year I had my two 7th grade English Language Arts classes create a list…

  • Online learning can be stressful. Use these ideas to make online learning for English Language Arts work for teachers and students. Try these online learning ideas for kids. Middle school online learning can work - don't get discouraged and try these ideas and lessons from 2 Peas and a Dog.

    Online Learning For English Language Arts

    Online learning for English Language Arts is not easy for parents, teachers or students.  I never thought that a global trend of remote teaching would occur. Even though technology advances daily,…

  • Article of the Week Resources for Middle School.

    Article of the Week Resources

    It can be a challenge to find engaging article of the week resources. To see how I structure my program in a middle school classroom, check out this article.  Below is…