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Writing Conferences in Middle School English Language Arts - The Hungry Teacher
This blog post is a kind of spin off of my Narrative Writing blog post that talks all about writing narratives in middle school English Language Arts. This post is more in-depth about how I do Writing Conferences and peer-editing in my 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts classroom. Writing Conferences are probably the thing […]
Peer Feedback Speed Dating: Engaging & Effective Peer Review
Tired of peer feedback flopping? Facilitate meaningful peer feedback and engage ALL students with this unique speed dating peer feedback activity. This peer feedback lesson will teach students to think like writers and allow them to revise before you even glance at their essays to give feedback! Spe...
AMAZING Ways to Use Pixar Shorts in the Classroom
Last week I shared one of my FAVORITE Pixar shorts "Mike's New Car" on Instagram as a way we practiced recording cause and effect relationships in our classroom. Although the number one way our students should practice reading skills is through their own books, my students REALLY enjoy when I throw a Pixar short at them to practice skills with. These shorts are SO SO cute and you can literally find one for EVERYTHING. I had LOTS of requests to share my favorite Pixar Shorts and skills they…