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  • 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…

  • 10 Tips For Getting Students To Read

    Getting students to read should not be a challenge, but it is up to us as teachers to set the expectations from day one. Students need to see why reading is…

  • Best middle school short stories. Check out this short stories list and lesson plans for popular middle school short stories from 2 Peas and a Dog. #shortstories #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

    Best Short Stories For Middle School Students

    Short stories are one of my favourite things to teach. I use them to teach the elements of the novel, figurative language and critical thinking skills. In this blog post, I…