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Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!

English bell ringers : volume 3

Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!

Using transition words in persuasive writing anchor chart.

Using transition words in persuasive writing anchor chart.

Self- Correcting "Choose Your Own Journey" books: Students make choices and end up writing and solving systems of equations using different methods.

Systems of Equations: "Choose Your Own Journey" book

Self- Correcting "Choose Your Own Journey" books: Students make choices and end up writing and solving systems of equations using different methods.

Activities .&. links to help kids make the transition to middle school .. [My Son 'CRASHED' after the 3rd week of school .. WE had an IEP with the School Staff .but. they REALLY did NOT LISTEN to Me .or. His In-Home Counselors !!! .. Get a Advocate thru the School System if You can .. to be at all Your Child's IEP's / Conferences .. ALWAYS Good to Have '2 sets' of Ears .&. SUPPORT !!! ]

Moving Up to Middle School

Activities .&. links to help kids make the transition to middle school .. [My Son 'CRASHED' after the 3rd week of school .. WE had an IEP with the School Staff .but. they REALLY did NOT LISTEN to Me .or. His In-Home Counselors !!! .. Get a Advocate thru the School System if You can .. to be at all Your Child's IEP's / Conferences .. ALWAYS Good to Have '2 sets' of Ears .&. SUPPORT !!! ]

High school English teachers and middle school English teachers looking for the most engaging (and time saving) lesson plans -- look no further. This is a treasure trove.

High school English teachers and middle school English teachers looking for the most engaging (and time saving) lesson plans -- look no further. This is a treasure trove.

Grading, Classroom Setup, Re-Takes, Warm-Up Procedures, Notebooks, and more

Grading, Classroom Setup, Re-Takes, Warm-Up Procedures, Notebooks, and more

Bulletin board I put up in my classroom this year for my high school world history class. It includes a map of the world and people who have made a difference in world history.

Bulletin board I put up in my classroom this year for my high school world history class. It includes a map of the world and people who have made a difference in world history.

Use sticky notes to make substitution (systems of equations) a visual, more concrete concept!

Use sticky notes to make substitution (systems of equations) a visual, more concrete concept!

First Day of Middle School  I ask my students this each year...their answers are always honest. Using a sticky note is a great way to help make ideas concrete!

First Day of Middle School I ask my students this each year...their answers are always honest. Using a sticky note is a great way to help make ideas concrete!

Pop-Up Toasts: A Last Day of School Activity that teaches PVLEGS, Character, and Classiness

Pop-Up Toasts: A Last Day of School Activity that teaches PVLEGS, Character, and Classiness

Scavenger Hunts for Middle and HIgh School Math: an EASY way to get your students up, out of their seats, awake, and engaged in learning!

Scavenger Hunts for Middle and HIgh School Math: an EASY way to get your students up, out of their seats, awake, and engaged in learning!

Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible.

Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible.

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day.  This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.

If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.

How to Do Learning Centers for Middle Schools thumbnail - differentiating by more than just having different mini-labs

How to Set Up Learning Centers in a Middle School Classroom

How to Do Learning Centers for Middle Schools thumbnail - differentiating by more than just having different mini-labs

First Day at the Secondary Level: Teaching Advice for Back to School (Grades 9-12) - TeacherVision.com

First Day at the Secondary Level: Teaching Advice for Back to School (Grades 9-12) - TeacherVision.com

I am in love with this idea.  Check out the video on this post.  WHAT a great teacher.    After almost nonstop requests to play the 70 Million video by Hold Your Horses, the class decided it would be fun to recreate the video using our own artwork selections.

I am in love with this idea. Check out the video on this post. WHAT a great teacher. After almost nonstop requests to play the 70 Million video by Hold Your Horses, the class decided it would be fun to recreate the video using our own artwork selections.