Middle School Literature Teacher Resources
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Subgenres of Literature—Allegory
For this allegory worksheet, students examine the subgenre of allegory as they read a brief description of it and complete a graphic organizer with their observations of the use of allegory in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
7th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 112 Downloads
Main and Subordinate Characters of Animal Farm
For this characterization worksheet, students identify 7 characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm as they expose each as a main or subordinate character, reveal the character's motivation and main conflict, and note how the character and his motivations have affected the plot.
8th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 66 Downloads
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City.
7th Social Studies & History 27 Views 54 Downloads
Analyzing and Evaluating Holocaust Literature
Students examine the history of the Holocaust through literature. Using different pieces of literature, they critique the items in terms of being historical accurate and its value in telling the stories of the Holocaust. They create a timeline putting the major events into chronological order.
8th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature
Students examine Puerto Rico's location and from its geographic location, reflect on its culture and people. They also read a play by a Puerto Rican author. This is an excellent cross-curricular unit, including history, geography, and literature.
5th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 39 Downloads
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report, short story, and much more.
6th - 9th Language Arts 117 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
An Exploratory Approach to the Teaching of French in the Middle School
Students review the most recent vocabulary list of French words. Using literature by Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, they discover the history and culture of France. Using a map and the text, they locate the cities and regions of the country to end the lesson plan.
6th - 8th Languages 23 Views 63 Downloads
Philanthropy in A Christmas Carol
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this cross curriculum literacy and character development instructional activity, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Students relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 145 Downloads
The Many Voices of Literature
Students discover the wealth of literature written by individuals not born in the United States. They discover the literature of individuals of multiple ethnicities born in the United States. Students compile a list of books they would like to read from a list provided for them.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Traveling Through Literature
Integrate geography with literature in this interdisciplinary lesson. Begin by reading a poem such as The Time We Climbed Snake Mountain by Leslie Marmon Silko. On a large map, place push pins in the cities or states mentioned. An attached worksheet is used to fill out geographical information that can be gathered from the text.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Reflection and Evaluation
Fourth graders practice a three-part round and develop criteria for evaluating their group's performances of the song. They evaluate their own performances and the performance of a middle-school, high-school or community choir.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 21 Downloads
Mark Twain: Interpreting Literature through Conventions of Language & Vocabulary
Learners decipher the use of standard and non-standard English in Mark Twain literature. As a class or in small groups, they discuss dialect and slang. They map the concept of standard English, dialect, slang, vernacular, accent, drawl, and "Southernese.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 16 Views 304 Downloads
"A Sound of Hammering" by Dazai Osamu
Dazai Osamu’s short story, “A Sound of Hammering” is the focus of a three-day investigation of modern Japanese literature and life in post-World War II Japan. The events in Osamu’s story mirror those in his own life, and give a verisimilitude to the tale.
7th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
What Does Korean Literature Reveal About War?
Students are exposed to a wide variety of war related literature in order to comprehend the influence of conflict upon the lives of the Korean people. The information is used to complete a research report.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Searching the Literature and Defining the Problem
Students discover the scientific method by researching a known problem. In this problem solving lesson, students identify a problem known in the scientific community and research the Internet to find information about it. Students write a one page summary about their issue and create a class book with the work of their classmates.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 25 Downloads