Middle school ela classroom

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Middle School Reading, Middle School Ela, High School, 7th Grade Ela, Middle School English Lessons, Middle School English Classroom, Middle School English Activities, High School Writing Center, 9th Grade English

Much like students who spend more hours on the hook of an essay than they do the bulk of an essay, I often found myself with a case of English teacher writing block when it came to planning my first day of school activities. Though I have ten years (x two semesters each) of ... Read More about First Day of School Activities for High School and Middle School English

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Nicole Smith
Middle School Ela, Middle School Reading, Workshop, 7th Grade Ela, Middle School Stations, Middle School Lesson Plans, Middle School English Classroom, Middle School Centers, Middle School Literacy

Ok, I get these Q’s frequently from teachers who reach out to me regarding setting up and running stations or centers (same thing, basically) in their middle school English / Language Arts / Reading / Writing classes: How do I make stations work so I can . . . >> teach my students while also

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Whitney Claiborne

This single classroom procedure has made a HUGE difference in my experience teaching middle school. My first year teaching I didn't do this and I knew that something needed to change. I decided to put into a place a daily bellringer for every one of my classes. I am a Family Consumer Sciences teacher so I teacher 4 different classes!You can call it whatever you want to call it but I call it a bell ringer because my students are expected to be doing it as soon as the bell rings to start…

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Kelly O'Rourke
High School, Middle School Ela, Anchor Charts, Reading, English, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School English Lessons, Middle School English Activities, Middle School Language Arts Lessons

By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…

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Nancy Phear