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Classroom Novels

While I focus on shorter texts, I also enjoy our classroom novels.  I would like to hear what other classrooms are reading!  Here are ours:…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

10 Apr 8, 2015
Reply by Jacqueline Rodriguez

Grammar programs

Grammar has been my weakness.  Over the summer, I ordered Kilgallon's Sentence Composing for Middle School.  In our first week, we are exam…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

2 Jul 30, 2014
Reply by Ms. Sandy

Beginning of the Year Activities

I would like to know what you have planned for your back to school activities.  I will be using my "names" unit (already discussed in the p…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

1 Apr 1, 2013
Reply by Kathleen Ann Lloyd

Analyzing a Visual Text

Thanks to the common core standards and my participation in national board certification, I have worked a great deal with visual texts this…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

1 Nov 5, 2012
Reply by Carol Fischer LaBella

Classroom photos

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to arrange and decorate my classroom.  I have added photos of last year's classroo…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

1 Aug 12, 2012
Reply by Cassandra Williams

Supply Lists

Hi! Our guidance counselor wants to hand out supply lists when parents and students come in for registration counseling starting next week…

Started by Terrie Shortsleeve

4 Jul 14, 2012
Reply by Kathleen Fawley

Shakespeare for middle schoolers

When we return, I  will begin my Shakespeare unit.  What activities and strategies do you use to make Shakespeare come alive to middle scho…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

0 Dec 27, 2011

workshop model help

I want to incorporate more of the writers workshop model in my classroom.  I teach 6th grade Language Arts - 80 minute blocks.  I feel that…

Started by Justin Greene

1 Dec 5, 2011
Reply by Jennifer Fowler

Children's Books in the Middle School Classroom

How many of you use children's picture books in your middle school classroom?  I use a few; I would like to use more.  I thought it would b…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

6 Jul 9, 2011
Reply by Jennifer Fowler

pre-AP and/or Laying the Foundation

I teach pre-AP English for 7th and 8th grade.  We follow the Laying the Foundation program.  I love how the program incorporates close read…

Started by Jennifer Fowler

5 Jul 9, 2011
Reply by Jennifer Fowler

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