This free printable handout is great to give parents on the first day of school, at parent teacher conferences, or on Open House. It is a quick resource that they can use to get ideas to help encourage a love for literacy after the school day has finished.
Empathy is an important character trait to foster in students no matter what grade they are in. Here are seven book titles and a brief description of each to encourage empathy in your middle school students in order to promote a positive learning environment.
There is an entire month dedicated to poetry but you don't have to wait until April to introduce it. I am a big fan of this website because after each brief poem excerpt there is a resource you can use in the classroom.