Middle School Language Arts
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!
You already know that teaching middle school language arts is going to
be tough. Why? Well teaching middle school is tough by itself. Add the
never ending stream of grading papers and standardized reading tests
and you’ve got a bear on your hands!
Middle school can be a confusing and challenging time for students,
parents, and yes, sometimes even teachers.
I’ve seen many parent ask with teary eyes “what’s happening to my
child?!” In most cases it just takes
a lot of work and a lot more hands on parenting and teaching to bring
them through this confusing year successfully.
language arts at any grade level is extremely
While the language arts topics and language arts
are often quite interesting and fun to teach, preparing for them and
grading them afterwards take up much of your “free” time. You
may feel overwhelmed! But don't worry - with proper preparation and by
using the resources you can find on this site, you'll do just fine!
What is Involved
in Teaching Language Arts?
Here is a quick look at what you can expect to accompany
- the English Language Arts Lesson Plan Preparation,
- Middle School Language Arts Unit Preparation,
- Planning supplemental Language Arts Activities,
- Staying current with Language Arts Topics as they are
- Preparing students for State Standardized Reading
- Grading Student Papers EVERY night to keep up!
If these sound like things that interest you and are manageable, spend
some time with me while I try to help you figure out how to become the
best language arts teacher you can be!
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