It can be a challenge to find engaging and rigorous middle school end of the year lessons. The lessons below will help you plan and prepare for your last month of school with your students while reinforcing the literacy skills they learned throughout the year. These lessons require almost no prep, come with full teacher lesson plans, and are ready for the teacher to use.
Middle School End of the Year Lessons
Good News Assignment – Students are constantly exposed to the news. It is important to showcase the good events that occur as well as the current events. In this assignment, students find a good news event to share with the class in an oral presentation. Students can present this information in a video format or a live presentation. This can be used with any non-fiction good news article. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Pet Memes Assignment – Use this engaging assignment to get students excited to write. Students will first create pet memes by captioning photos of pets with speech bubbles. Then they will take one of their favourite photos and write a day-in-the-life narrative piece about that pet. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Book Unboxing – Students love social media and YouTube culture. Use their knowledge and excitement to promote reading in your classroom. Students select 3 – 5 books they have read and unbox them for the class. Students can present this information in a video format or a live presentation. This can be used with any fiction or non-fiction book. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Book Flatlay Project – Help students showcase their thinking about their reading with this Book Flatlay (sometimes called a Book Bento) Assignment. Students will learn how to create a Book Flatlay image and then justify their prop choices by finding evidence in the text to support their ideas. This assignment is a great book report alternative or a creative way for students to showcase their learning after completing an independent reading novel, literature circle book, or whole class novel. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Media Literacy: Consumer Awareness Lesson – Fake Products – Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson about how to spot counterfeit/fake products. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Media Literacy: Consumer Awareness Lesson – Expensive Shoes – Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging lesson which questions if expensive basketball shoes are actually worth the price. This lesson examines several popular brands and explains what was found when they tested each shoe. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Finally, for the last few weeks of school, this mega bundle has you covered with 9 different engaging activities and lessons your students will enjoy. Students will love reading the included non-fiction articles, working on the creative writing assignment and the End of the Year Digital Escape Room.
End of the Year Mega Bundle – This mega bundle contains 9 different end-of-the-year activities for your students. This bundle is a mix of academic lessons (non-fiction articles) and just for fun activities (digital escape room). Help keep your students engaged until the last day of school with these creative end-of-the-year activities.
- Are Public Pools Safe? Non-Fiction Article
- Amusement Parks Non-Fiction Article
- End of the Year Digital Escape Room
- Summer Creative Writing Assignment
- Letter Writing (Advice to Future Student, Dear Future Teacher)
- School Year Reflections Memory Book (4 pages)
- Read It Book Recommendations
- Six-Word Memoirs
- Thank You Card Writing
Using these middle school end-of-the-year lessons is a great way for teachers to reduce their stress about lesson planning during the final month of school. Having their lessons all planned out provides teachers with the opportunity to focus on writing report cards and preparing for any end-of-the-year celebrations their school requires (e.g., Grade 8 Graduation). Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
I hope you use these middle school end of the year lessons with your students.
Other Middle School End of the Year Lessons
- Graduation Songs for End of the Year Slideshows
- Graduation Songs For Ceremonies and Slideshows
- The Importance of End of the Year Teacher Reflections