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10 Easy End-of-School-Year Activities for the Middle School ELA Classroom

These end-of-the-school-year activities for the ELA classroom will make your life much easier while providing closure and fun for students.

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How to Increase Engagement While Analyzing a Text

For some students, analyzing a text can be as exciting as watching paint dry. So why not get them actively engaged with what they’re reading and spice it up a bit?

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Reading Response: Authentic Activities for Summary and Reflection

Authentic reading response activities motivate students to read, summarize, and reflect on a text. These elements are vital to building strong readers and

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What Reading Comprehension Strategies Do Good Readers Use?

When students use reading comprehension strategies, they are actively reading, which is essential for their understanding of any text. The ability to comprehend

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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 Improve Vocabulary with the List-Group-Label Strategy

With the List-Group-Label strategy, students are actively engaged as they collaborate to list, group, and label words from any list. Many aspects of

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How to Structure Small Group Discussions in the ELA Classroom

To foster effective small group discussions about literature, set your students up for success with clear guidelines, high-quality prompts, and discussion mats for

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