New Teacher! Help!

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by uteachme2, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. uteachme2

    uteachme2 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2007
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    Jul 11, 2007

    In a few weeks, I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade English. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to manage/balance lessons and materials when teaching two different grade levels. How can I plan for both grades in a timely manner? Both groups should be different. I know they will be learning some of the same material, but the depth of knowledge will definitely be different. What is the best way to juggle the two? I may even be teaching one section of 6th grade. Also, what tips can you give me on decorating the classroom?
  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Apr 12, 2006
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    Jul 11, 2007

    I would suggest doing one whole prep first, then going back and doing the second. Topics that overlap, great, you can make a copy and use for both.

    Hit the Staples sale and buy some binders (3/$1!!) in different colors. ONe color is 6th, another 7th, another 8th. Then take your syllabus and get going!

    For what it's worth, I much prefer 2-3 preps over 1 (or 4). It makes it all so much more interesting!

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