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Unbroken – A Complete Unit Plan

I have to admit: the idea for creating an Unbroken unit plan was not my own! As many of you know, when you first subscribe to my email list, I ask for product suggestions. I do this to help create resources that YOU need! If I do create your suggestion, you get the resource for … Read More

Informational Text Features for Middle School

Reading informational texts and other types of nonfiction becomes increasingly more important as our students progress through middle school. In high school and especially in college, students are expected to read large amounts of complex text and retain the information. The shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” generally begins in middle school. … Read More

How to Write Hooks!

You would think that a blog post about writing hooks would have an incredible hook. Perhaps I am getting wimpy in my old age, but I am hesitant to even try it! You’ll have to settle for a GIF! What I will dare to do is introduce you to a new product that teaches secondary … Read More

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Black History Month: Notable Black Athletes

Do your students like sports? While definitely not for everybody, sports are a great way to connect with many students! Personally, I love using this easy method of connection to engage students. Black History Month is a great time to share with students the stories of several notable Black athletes from history! Jesse Owens, Jackie … Read More

Middle School Valentine’s Day Activity

Is there a more uncomfortable day in the year for middle school students than Valentine’s Day? Amid the inevitable awkwardness, Valentine’s Day can lend itself for some fun learning activities! If you’re wondering how to channel your students’ nervous energy on Valentine’s Day, I’ve got you covered! Valentine’s Day Activity For this month’s freebie, I’ve … Read More

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