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  • How to Get Started with Reader’s Workshop

    Reader’s workshop is a shift in our traditional teacher mindset where everyone is reading the same thing at the same time. I do a hybrid model of reader’s workshop that mixes…

  • The Value of Unique Novel Selection

      Unique novel selection is one of the greatest gifts we can give our students. Today’s blog post is written by Rebecca Gettelman who is a middle and high school teacher…

  • Middle School Book Recommendations

    Middle school book recommendations are important so that teachers can find excellent books to share with their students. Teachers are always on the lookout for the next great book to add…

  • Biographies are an important non-fiction text type to teach. When planning out their teaching units, it is important that teachers include biographies as a non-fiction text type or as an option in a non-fiction unit. Read about 5 reasons why biographies should be taught and get some great lesson ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog. #biographies #non-fiction #lessonplans #middleschool

    Why Teach Biographies?

    Biographies are an important non-fiction text type to teach. Students can get stuck in their own worlds and forget about the great things that are happening outside of their immediate community.…

  • Creating an Engaging Summer English Project

    Summer reading projects are required in some schools, and they can become very onerous on the students and teachers. Today’s blog post is written by Rebecca Gettelman who is a middle…