4 Ways to Make Small Groups Work

The goal with implementing these four strategies for keeping students on task during group work is that each one serves to maintain student engagement. Each strategy is […]

Reading Aloud Doesn’t Have to Suck!

Kids Reading Aloud: It Doesn’t Have to Be Painful!   Easy, actionable steps to take to ensure your students can read aloud with real voice and tone: […]

Teaching FLASHBACK in Your Middle School ELA Class

Teaching Flashback Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom Elements of Fiction: Flashback [Let’s say your students are reading a story and it begins like this:] Underneath the […]

Teaching TONE in Your Middle School ELA Class

Teaching Tone Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom   What is the TONE of the text? It’s not what you say… It’s how you say it. But […]

Teaching Mood in Middle School ELA

Teaching Mood Activities for Your Middle School ELA Classroom MOOD Writers create it by using words, details, and descriptions to make a story seem gloomy, creepy, imaginary, pitiful, […]