Test your middle schoolers on their knowledge of common abbreviations. Abbreviations such as PS, RSVP, PM, and AM are discussed. I suppose you could use this as a bell-ringer or a time-filler. There are 12 questions listed.
6th - 7th English Language Arts 41 Views 48 Downloads
Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Games for Middle School
Spice up your vocabulary instruction with some games! Here is a collection of various game descriptions, organized into three different groups. You will definitely be able to find a game or two to assist your pupils with that tricky task...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Christmas Bells
Students read and analyze the anti-slavery poem, "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They discuss the content and form of the poem, write an essay, write an original poem, examine how this anti-slavery poem was converted...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to Lord of the Rings
The Odyssey, Star Wars, The Hunger Games. Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, Katniss Everdeen. Add The Hobbit and Bilbo Baggins to these lists, and you have a unit examining classic and contemporary myths, legends, and folktales with hero and...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Literature Study Guide - The Fellowship of the Ring
Explore the fantastical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with this project about the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring. The activities in the lesson lend well to class assignments or an individual report,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Vocabulary Strategy
In order to truly understand The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, you'll need to provide middle schoolers with background information about the Holocaust. After contributing as many words as they can associate with the Holocaust, such as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rest in peace, dead words!
Sick to death of reading papers loaded with trite expressions and over-used words? Enliven your reading and animate the vocabulary of your young learners. Laminate on a paper tombstone a short list of “dead” (banned or over-used) words....
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based on a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable