8th grade ela

Discover innovative and proven strategies to enhance the learning experience for 8th grade ELA students. Empower your students with effective techniques that foster critical thinking and develop strong literacy skills.
Middle School Reading, Ideas, 7th Grade Ela, Middle School 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

Whitney Claiborne
Reading, Middle School English, Middle School Ela, Middle School Reading, 7th Grade Ela, Middle School Language Arts, English Lesson Plans, Language Arts Lessons, Teaching Writing

Part way through some lesson last year, I said that my students should “let it go.” I don’t remember what “it” was, exactly, but I remember two or three students jumped up and threw their arms out and sang the line from Frozen. Then, one started making up new lyrics for the song based on my lesson. It was ridiculous and funny and it all happened so fast. See, the thing is that we connect with music, and we don’t have to be particularly musical to do it. Music gets inside our heads and makes…

Hillary Atstupenas