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12 Classroom Routines to Try in the Secondary ELA Classroom

Classroom routines for the secondary ELA classroom. Classroom management routines for middle school ELA and high school English.

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Station Ideas for the Secondary Class

Stations are not just for elementary classrooms! They are an excellent way to increase engagement in the secondary ELA classroom. My favorite ways to included stations: Mentor Text Stations Grammar Stations Vocabulary Stations Peer Editing Stations Carousel Brainstorming Stations

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Teaching Academic Vocabulary in the Secondary ELA Classroom

By The Daring English Teacher Vocabulary. It is one of the foundational building blocks to teaching English language arts. Yet, vocabulary is also frequently thought of as an afterthought as we plan our classes and units. And I get it. Each year, there is more content to teach and even less time to teach it. Or at least, that is how it feels some years. Even so, it is essential to dedicate class time to teaching vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary. Academic vocabulary differs from…

Why You Should Be Using Podcasts in Secondary ELA - Building Book Love

If books are a uniquely portable magic, then podcasts are the wizard in your pocket. When you find interesting podcasts for teens that they want to listen to, you will open up a whole new world of literacy for secondary students. Did you know that podcast listeners are 29% more likely to have a household ... Read More about Why You Should Be Using Podcasts in Secondary ELA

August Teaching Ideas

SAVE your sanity! In August, students are eager and ready to learn. It helps to plan the lessons most directly relevant to life beyond school when first meeting

7 Ways to Use Music in Secondary ELA

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…

Grammar Games for the Secondary ELA Classroom — Teach BeTween the Lines

As an English teacher, I know how important mechanics, grammar, and punctuation are to any writing endeavor. However, I also know how dry and boring these lessons can become if we simply diagram sentences with students. For years, I have been searching for ways to ‘gamify’ my classroom a bit more to