15+ STEM-friendly Books for Teens

Whether you teach in a STEM school, want to inspire your students, or want to reflect a wider variety of student interests in your classroom library, there are many outstanding books to bring into a middle or high school classroom!

I recently asked several English teachers to share fiction OR nonfiction titles that are appropriate for a secondary classroom, and here are the results.

Choosing an Order of Topics in Grammar Instruction

On social media and TpT, the most frequent question I receive is how I choose the order of topics when I teach grammar.

Truthfully, my sequence of grammar instruction varies a bit from year to year, depending on what students already know. (Check out my grammar diagnostic tests one and two for that.) However, I’ve learned over the past seven years that the order matters more for some topics than others.