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The Westing Game Lesson Plans

Jessica here with you today to talk all about my The Westing Game Lesson Plans! Each year when I ask my students what the best assignment or unit was in Literature class, the majority of them identify our novel unit for The…

Romeo and Juliet Classroom Transformation

Classroom transformations are everywhere in education right now, and rightfully so. They are incredibly fun and get students super engaged right from the moment they walk into your classroom! So when Romeo and Juliet’s wedding was approaching in our reading…

Long Range Plans for Middle School

As teachers, we love taking a look into other teachers’ classrooms and peeking in at their bulletin boards, seating arrangements, libraries, all of it! And one thing we really love to take a look at are other teachers’ long range…

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Hi there! We're two middle school ELA teachers with a mission to share ideas, tips, and tricks for effectively teaching reading and writing in the secondary classroom. We're so happy you stopped by!

Caitlin + Jessica

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And this isn’t to say I’m asking for sympathy in any way! I’m very happy and loving supporting teachers and students in a different way this year outside of the classroom!⁣
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