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Book suggestions for seventh grade?

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New to teaching ELA in middle school. I have this summer for professional development… I need to focus on blooms taxonomy, UBD, and success criteria checklists. Any suggestions?

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I have been offered 2 jobs: middle school and high school (freshman). Which would you take and why?

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Small request: Can we please stop teaching alliteration as a figurative language when it’s clearly a sound device?!! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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I need interesting and engaging writing activities for 7-9th grade students. I am looking for both narrative or information activities that can be done in writing workshops.

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I'm considering switching out A Prayer for Owen Meany for Mudbound for my AP Literature summer reading. Is anyone out there teaching Mudbound by Hillary Jordan? I'd like some professional fe… more

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Next year I'd like to teach my students how to recognize when they actually need support and ask clarifying questions rather than just blurting out "I need help" or "I don't und… more

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I try to give my students feedback forms throughout the year. I teach on-level 10th grade English. There are some kids that just won’t write anything. They write “idk” or “nothing” in every question. … more

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I am going to be teaching summer school to ninth grade English students. Any good resources for punctuation, capitalization and grammar printable resources out there?

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Starting a new position in the fall at a new district—I’m going to be a literacy coach after 10 years of teaching. I would greatly appreciate any advice/tips you have for my going into this new role.

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What’s the best thing you’ve done for your classroom management? I teach 10th grade English. I’m young and look younger than I am. Next year will be my 3rd year teaching. My classroom management was b… more

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What % of your students have difficulty with reading? Have you asked if parents had difficulties with reading? Dyslexia is more common than we realize, and I would love to know if you use any specific… more

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How do you get students to extend their writing voluntarily, without setting a minimum number of sentences/pages? It’s frustrating to say, “Write a paragraph about xyz,” and the first thing kids say i… more

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What do you think of IXL? Our district has a subscription and is really pushing the diagnostic this year (it’s replacing CAASP testing). I’m now trying to use the post-diagnostic suggestions to retrai… more

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Does anyone have any suggestions for a strong reading intervention to use as a summer school boot camp program? We are looking at Focused Reading but would like to trial others!

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Anybody ever shown The Crucible? If so, which one? Did it follow the story closely?

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I love doing found poetry in a few of my units, and the kids really get into it. We do the type where you get cut up words and arrange them into a poem. I can't do it with my general sophomores, t… more

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Is there any place here that acts as a repository for shared resources?

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I got an email last night from a 7th-grade parent because her son said I mentioned the words "male privilege" in class, and she is very concerned about how that is related to ELA (she said &… more

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What are some unique things your department head does that are awesome.

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exchange rates for every currency, It’s basically involves predicting of rate of stock market commodities, the closer your prediction the more money you earn.

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Do your students read more poetry than they write or write more poetry than they read?

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English Nerd Moment! Who is your favorite author to read & who is your favorite author to teach? I'll go first: Read = Ann Martin (Babysitter's Club, it's still one of my favorite read… more

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Why do American schools continue to teach Brit Lit to seniors when we can cover that in World Lit? Wouldn't that open up for other types of literature? African American Lit, mythology, etc.? Thoug… more

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Have you even felt completely grilled in an interview? I feel as if one of the interviewers didn’t want to see me succeed in the process.

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I have got to tell you all a funny story: I sometimes teach Elie Wiesel’s Night in World Literature. There is a character whose name is “Idek.” You would be astonished by the amount of bright & g… more

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Has anyone used the Hochman method for teaching writing (Writing Revolution) or attended a National Writing project program?

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Has anyone done anything with Dear Martin in class? I’ve always wanted to read chapter 3 with my students and have a Socratic seminar. I finally did it today and I think it went well.

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3rd Grade Read Aloud. Does anyone have a suggestion for a 3rd grade level book for 2 boys who have not discovered their passion for reading yet? TIA!

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Hi, English teachers! I am teaching both remotely and f2f. I want to add a catch-up day once every week or two for those students who haven't been able to keep up with the work, for whatever reas… more

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I’d like to say that interviewing during a pandemic is confusing and left me feeling unsure about my interviewers’ perception of me and my answers during the interview. I was not a fan of not being ab… more

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Any good plays for middle schoolers besides the Anne Frank play, The Miracle Worker, and 12 Angry Men? I already know about plenty of short plays, but I am trying to think of longer ones for units. An… more

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What is your position: Should a teacher inform his or her principals and assistant principals if he or she is merely inquiring about a position and has not yet set up an interview?

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“Book Mapping” Embarking on a challenging mission: going to try and read a long form novel together. Starting it next week. I need to figure out which chapters to leave out (I’m ambitious, but not i… more

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Looking for authentic assessment ideas for strictly online learning to avoid googling answers and plagiarism.

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Does anyone use sketchnoting as an independent reading activity? Any suggestions about introducing it or lesson suggestions? (Or texts)

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What suggestions might you have for contemporary short stories? I’m teaching a unit that focuses on language analysis, and I want to add to my options list.

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I teach reading virtually. My last class of the day is my smallest class (13 students). Roughly 3-6 of them actually come to class. 100% of them are severely below grade level in reading and writing. … more

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