Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Even though I incorporate poetry in my instruction throughout the year, whenever I teach my poetry unit, students always seem to moan and.

Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.

Back-to-School....Already?!

Back-to-School....Already?!

Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the beginning of the year, to be time-capsuled and read at the end of the school year.

Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around!

Look Around! Meaning in Context

Teach Your Child to Read - Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around! - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

What's on your mind? craftivity.  This is a great first week activity-icebreaker, to get to know your students.  My sample is in the middle. FREE directions & templates.

What's On Your Mind?

What's On Your Mind?A terrific way to get to know your students + these make an easy and awesome bulletin board too! Great activity for the first week of school and a nice ice breaker for students to get to know their new classmates.

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