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September 22, 2019

Listen - your girl loves a good social media inspired activity. Like - LOVES. I think they are such an easy way for students to feel connected to the work that they do. Sooooooooo. Using a simple Instagram template, here are 8 creative (and useful) activities you can give students!

In each activity, students create a user name for whoever is posting...

August 26, 2019

I am so excited to share with you how I prime students for a year of close reading and how to hone in on their skills. Below, I give you a full recap of my close reading and annotation mini unit.

Check out the full video here:

 You can access the mini unit by clicking here

How do you refresh students on their close reading skills at the beginning of...

August 5, 2019

Having taught middle school, I know that writing can be a true challenge for many students. When working through the writing process with students, organization can be a true struggle. So last year, I focused a lot of my energy on the idea of organization and PLANNING a writing piece. So I created:

 I am TELLING you - these were a game change for my...

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March 26, 2019

I love planners. And paper. And notebooks. I love the feeling of it in my hands. But over the last few months, I've been working hard towards going paperless. And I needed to create a planner that was going to meet my needs but give me the pretty aesthetic that I LOVE in my planners.

Anyways, I'm just going to babble in a video and show you my plann...

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