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Bulletin Boards for 8th Grade

I'll admit it...bulletin boards are NOT my strong suit. I leave them up for WAY too long, and I hate putting them up, even if I feel like I have a good idea. I guess that is the secondary teacher in me :)

That being said, I did do a few bulletin boards this year, with the help of my Silhouette Cameo!

At the beginning of the year we focused on genre and previewing text, so I had students create frayer models for various book hooks:

During NaNoWriMo this year, I created a "Countdown" bulletin board to keep them motivated and track their progress as a group. They especially liked "Now Panic and Freak Out"

 Every 4th quarter we do a unit on the Holocaust, reading Night by Elie Wiesel, and "The Diary of Anne Frank". I usually only do one bulletin board...the same one I have been doing since I student taught in 2007!

This year I decided to also cover ALL THREE of my whiteboards at the back, which means I have to cool it on writing on my only remaining board :)
So these show a timeline of the events of World War II across the top, and examples of Propaganda (primary source documents!). We will do an analysis on political cartoons, propaganda, and poems from the book I Never Saw Another Butterfly. I am going to be uploading my unit plan on Teachers Pay Teachers soon, it is gargantuan, and will be my first major upload! I may give it away as a freebie in a giveaway soon, so stay tuned!


  1. Hi! I'm very interested in your Holocaust unit, please let us know when you post it to your TpT account! Will you bulletin board layouts/images be included? How much do you think you will ask for it on TpT?

  2. Hi! Sorry it took me so long to get back! I am trying to reorganize and update so that my units are fully aligned with common core, so I will post as soon as I put them up! Not sure yet on the price, need to scope out what others ask for, since I've never done these at a cost before! Thanks for stopping by!

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