It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school Ramadan lesson.
Ramadan, the celebration of when Allah first presented the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed, is a critical part of the Muslim faith and is celebrated annually, yet middle school lesson plans about this month-long holiday are hard to find.
In 2021, this holiday will be celebrated in April and May. The date for this holiday changes every year. Ramadan focuses on fasting, prayer, and studying the Qur’an, yet many non-Muslim students sometimes have little knowledge about it.
Even if you have no Muslim students in your class, helping students build background knowledge and understanding of world cultures is an important goal no matter what religion they follow.
I use the Article of the Week format to help my students build their background knowledge. To help with this knowledge building, you can use this middle school Ramadan lesson plan that is focused on a non-fiction article. In it, students will learn what Ramadan is as well as this important holiday’s history and traditions.
This Ramadan article resource contains one nonfiction article and three post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep, and cross-curricular learning. It comes in both PDF and digital formats to help teachers who are teaching both in the physical and digital classroom.
- Teacher lesson plan
- Pre-reading K-W-L chart
- Non-fiction article (modified and regular text)
- 3 Post-reading activities: comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response
- Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom
- Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 school
Buy this Ramadan lesson here.
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