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How to Teach Students to Analyze and Explain Text Evidence

Learn strategies to help your intermediate and middle school students analyze and explain text evidence with RACES, TIQAC, or any other acronym you use.

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5 Websites with Free Online Writing Practice for Students

Online writing practice can provide varied writing experiences that improve skills and motivation for intermediate and middle school students.

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How to Handle Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

Manage challenging behaviors in your intermediate or middle school classroom with strategies that create a positive learning environment for all students.

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6 Effective Ways to Calm the Classroom

With all of today’s distractions, being able to calm the classroom can be challenging. It is important, however, that we create a peaceful and conducive learning

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4 Proven Ways to Simplify Essay Grading

You can simplify essay grading using these tried-and-true methods. Stop using your personal time and get your weekends back! Analyzing writing can provide

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Teaching Poetry Writing in 3 Easy Steps

Teaching students poetry writing doesn’t have to be complicated. With three easy steps and a no-prep resource, you’ll be ready in no time! Roses are

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Teaching Students How to Rock Email Etiquette

Teaching middle school students proper email etiquette will prepare them for long-term personal, academic, and professional success. We’ve all been there.

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4 Benefits of Journal Writing in the Classroom (and a freebie)

Reap the benefits of journal writing with one free month of prompts for grades 4-6 in digital and printable formats. Motivate students to write and build their

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Free Tools to Implement Open-Ended Projects in Your Classroom

Open-ended projects offer creative ways for students to practice skills and show understanding of a topic while having choice and independence in the language

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How to Help Students Set Their Own SMART Goals

SMART goals can be a powerful tool to help students set personal and academic goals, monitor their progress, and reflect on their growth. You’ve most likely

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How to Teach Writing with a Structured Format (RACES and TIQAC)

When teaching students how to write paragraphs with text evidence, writing with a structured format can help! Acronyms such as RACES or TIQAC can provide

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