White Elephant Book Exchange In Your Classroom

Why do a white elephant book exchange in my classroom? Doing a white elephant book exchange is a fun holiday and community building activity for students! If you’ve never done it before, it can be amazing to get students in the holiday spirit while refreshing their home libraries. Every student who brings a book, getsContinue reading “White Elephant Book Exchange In Your Classroom”

Secondary ELA March Activities Round-Up

Hi teachers! It’s nearing the end of February and March is already next week! Before we get to spring break, there’s plenty of fun holidays and activities that you can celebrate in your secondary ELA classroom. Daily Celebration Grammar Bell Ringers for Secondary ELA I’m starting a new product line that celebrates every day inContinue reading “Secondary ELA March Activities Round-Up”

Secondary ELA Valentine’s Day Activities Round-Up

Hi teachers! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for elementary grades; it can be an exciting season in the secondary ELA classroom too! It’s a great season for poetry writing and inspiring words of love! Valentine’s Day Poetry Writing With Valentine’s Day Poetry Stations, students rotate through 7 stations and experiment with these types of poetry. ​​Students recordContinue reading “Secondary ELA Valentine’s Day Activities Round-Up”

Easy Prep Holiday Activities for Secondary ELA

For most of you, winter break is just a few weeks away. What are you going to spend time teaching when students’ attentions spans get gradually shorter and shorter as the promise of vacation lurks near? As it gets to the end, I do all our usual end of semester testing and finals, but IContinue reading “Easy Prep Holiday Activities for Secondary ELA”