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, […]

Methods of Characterization

Teaching Characterization in 6th Grade ELA How Writers Show Characterization appearance inner thoughts & feelings outer actions & speaking what others say about that characters how others […]

The Power of the Old-Fashioned Bell Ringer

Bell Ringers are Still Relevant in a 6th Grade Language Arts Classroom! Let’s Use Them to Their Full Potential! Why I am such a huge fan […]

Five Ways to Get Kids Writing All the Time

Um… Just make them write everything? When I first began teaching English / Language Arts, I was just trying to survive. I even had a principal […]