13 Best Ways to Help Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is a critical skill in all of life--whether in school, at work, in the community, and even in the home.  It is critical to our ability to communicate…

Continue Reading 13 Best Ways to Help Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension

Writing Prompts that Reinforce Social Emotional Learning

Most teachers agree that social emotional skills are extremely important to teach on a regular basis in the classroom.  But sometimes, with the pressures of everything else that needs to…

Continue Reading Writing Prompts that Reinforce Social Emotional Learning

How to Create a Middle School Writer’s Workshop Your Students Will Love

Every teacher has experienced introducing a writing assignment to the class and being met with eyerolls groans.  Except for maybe the 3 or 4 students that are actually excited to…

Continue Reading How to Create a Middle School Writer’s Workshop Your Students Will Love

The Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan: Should We Still be Using It?

The Madeline Hunter lesson plan has been functioning in schools since the 1970's.  It was very heavily used nationwide throughout the 70's, 80's,  and 90's.So what made the Madeline Hunter…

Continue Reading The Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan: Should We Still be Using It?