By the time I grab my books and I give myself a look I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by. It's alright’ cause I'm saved by The Literary League! That’s right, we are at it again! It’s one of the biggest back-to-school give-aways courtesy of some of your favorite ELA sellers.  We’re teachers too, so we know that feeling of going back to school.  Cure those back to school blues by entering this HUGE give-away.  Not only multiple prize packs, but also multiple winners! The give-away will run Monday 8/31 to Monday 9/14.  You’ll see some familiar and maybe even some new faces, so follow our stores and our social media accounts, and stay updated with what’s new!  Winners will be announced Tuesday 9/15. Prize # 1: Gift Card of Choice Win a $50 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers, Amazon, Staples or Target. a Rafflecopter giveaway Prize #2: Middle School Resources Win all of the resources listed below for your middle s...
In the beginning of every new school year, I always try to get to know my students as best as I can. One of the ways I get to know my students is by having them complete a student survey that asks a lot of telling questions (what their biggest accomplishment is, who lives at home with them, and what their motto is). I keep these surveys handy throughout the first few weeks of a new school year, and I constantly refer back to them to find out more about each student. One of the most telling questions on my Back to School Survey for Secondary Students provides me with invaluable information about what each student needs in order to be successful in my class.  Every year, I ask my students what I can do to help them be more successful in my classroom. The vast majority of students answer this question genuinely. However, I usually have a few students respond with answers like, “no homework,” and “buy me donuts.” When students really take this question to heart though, their a...
This blog post is part of the Secondary Smorgasboard Linky hosted by the ELA Buffet and Desktop Learning Adventures . To read about more great teacher Pinterest uses, click on the links at the end of this post :) Like so many other teachers, I LOVE Pinterest. From classroom d├ęcor, to lesson plans, to behavior management, Pinterest has everything (and then some) that a teacher could ask for. And while Pinterest can be a treasure chest filled to the brim with clever ideas, it can also be a bit intimidating as well. I remember feeling the stress of planning my son's first birthday party. I blame the hours upon hours I spent looking at top-notch Pinterest birthday parties. While browsing through Pinterest (whether it be for teaching ideas, wedding decor, birthday party ideas, or anything else), it is important to not compare. As a secondary English teacher, I use Pinterest almost daily to look for ways to improve my lessons, hone my teaching craft, and decorate my classroom. ...
The first week back to school is usually pretty hectic. From getting back in the swing of things to preparing for the first day and all of the back-to-school activities , and learning 100+ new student names, there is a lot to do. And almost every single year it seems like your back-to-school list grows faster than you can check things off. In the midst of all of the back-to-school chaos, there is something that you, as a secondary teacher, should do: get your students writing! But I teach science/math/physical education, you say. You should still have your students write something for you in the first week of school. Regardless of the content you teach, there are two reasons why it is essential to have your students write at the beginning of the year. 1. Assess their writing ability Looking at and analyzing your students’ writing can tell you quite a bit about each individual student as well as your class as a whole. Which students have a firm understanding of the English language...
It’s that time of year again! The students are on their way, whether you are ready or not! So, it’s time for the Teachers Pay Teachers Back-to-School Sale! The great English teachers in the Literary League have teamed up to make sure that this Back-to-School season is a great one! Every single educational resource in my TpT store will be 20% off on August 3 and 4! You can save an extra 10% is you enter in the promo code TPTBTS15 at checkout! Teachers love back-to-school! Danielle Knight (Study All Knight) Darlene Anne- ELA Buffet Mrs. Spangler in the Middle Created by MrHughes The Classroom Sparrow The Daring English Teacher ELA Everyday Juggling ELA Nouvelle Literary Sherri Making Meaning with Melissa 2 Peas and a Dog Secondary Solutions-Simply Novel Addie Williams Linda Jennifer Fisher Reyna Education The Creative Classroom Stacey Lloyd Room 213 Brynn Allison Open Classroom Perfetto Writin...