Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for English classroom. Get inspired and try out new things.
There are three kinds of teacher-decorators: those who were born for Pinterest, those who can’t, and all the ones in between (such as the broke, the tired, and the I-have-no-time-to-decorate). However, making a classroom appeal to middle and high school students doesn’t HAVE to involve serious crafting or expensive, time-intensive projects. Check out these tips from me and Bonnie from Presto Plans as you prepare your classroom for the fall (or at any time of year that you want to give it a…
Shelby Wittum saved to my EL Classroom
By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…
Nancy Phear saved to classroom
These ELA podcast pairings will help you design engaging text sets for you middle school and high school English classroom!
Brooke Bond saved to High school english classroom
Help students understand and engage with Shakespeare's Language with these activities on vocabulary, grammar, and rhythm.
Filler Activities for ELA (blog post) What can you do with five extra minutes in secondary ELA? Here are a few ideas to engage students until the bell.
Kathy Huemoeller saved to School Ideas
There are so many positive classroom ideas for high school that high school teachers should steal from the elementary world...
Donna Monroe saved to Classroom
Looking for Wordle classroom ideas? Incorporate Wordle into your classroom with this activities, ideas, and templates.
Rachel Gearhart saved to classroom
When back to school season rolls around, I always have my guard up when it comes to shopping. There is always SO MUCH that I WANT, and so little that I actually NEED. What I’ve done for the past few years is this: I set a budget and I set a limit on my projects. The point of su
Renee Anderson saved to teacher
An overview of 9 simple but effective classroom management tips secondary teachers can use to feel confident in their classroom and increase student learning.
Taylor Tucker saved to Classroom
10 Writing Warm-Ups to Engage Your Students in the Middle School ELA or High School English Classroo
In the public education setting, timed-writes are a required part of many standardized tests. Rather than try to cloak that reality, embrace it! Show your students that timed writing can be a fun challenge, and develop their expository and analytical prowess by beginning every class with a writing warm-up. These warm-ups should take only five to ten minutes, and you can easily implement them into your daily bell-ringer routine. Here are ten exercises to build your students' writing…
Nicole Weers saved to Writing at TC