Career Exploration for the Middle School Student
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Seventh graders research selected careers on the Internet. They create a slideshow presentation to present their findings to the class.
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Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades
Bring the beauty of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost to middle school language arts. After learners read a copy of the poem, they follow an instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Is an Extended School Day the Right Choice for Middle School Students?
Should the school day be extended? Talk about a controversial topic! Before engaging in a fortified conversation about this topic, class members examine a chart that summarizes the views of business and political leaders, teachers,...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
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,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 Unit 5.3: People and Skills, Adjectives
Find out who works in various careers with a vocabulary worksheet, which features matching activities and a crossword puzzle. Learners use word banks to figure out which skills belong to which career, and then fill in the blanks with...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome To Middle School Video
Students create questions to pose to adults working in Middle School. In groups, students create a video interviewing the Middle School staff. They edit the video and format present it as an introduction to Middle School for perspective...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: The First Middle School Chess Champs
Introduce some nonfiction reading into your classroom! This resource contains seven comprehension questions pertaining to an article from The New York Times website about the first middle schoolers to ever win the United States Chess...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Career Research and Acrostic Poetry
It's never too early to think about the future! Here is a instructional activity that sparks the thought, "What do I want to be when I grow up? Scholars begin by researching careers and completing a graphic organizer with their new-found...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable