Use these free middle school lessons to help you plan out your lessons. To access each lesson click on the photo or the link provided in the description. You will find literacy lessons, digital escape rooms, professional development and seasonal lessons.
Free Literacy Lessons
Get your free digital bookshelf template! Your students will love this fun way to showcase all the books they’ve read. Use it for reading check-ins, book talks, a talking point at parent-teacher interviews, or creating a classroom wall display. Grab this for your classroom here.
15 Middle School Book Lists
Get 15 FREE middle school book lists to help your students find their next great read! These lists are sorted by grade level, genre, and theme so that you can find something for any student. Access these middle school book lists here.
Rant Writing Unit
Your students will love my Rant Writing Unit! They can prepare a rant on a topic they care about or write a review about something they love and want to share with the class! It’s a great way to get your students engaged, and it requires no prep from you! Access your freebie here.
Spoken Word Poetry Lesson
Spoken word poetry is great for getting your students engaged in poetry, practicing oral presentation skills, and understanding tone and mood. Want a great way to integrate spoken word poetry into your classes with no prep? Try out this FREE Spoken Word resource here.
Rubik’s Cubes Reading Comprehension Lesson
How much do you know about Rubik’s Cubes? Have you ever been able to solve one? You and your students can learn more about the history of this classic toy and the competitive sport of Rubik’s cubing with this free non-fiction lesson! Grab this AWESOME resource here.
Japan’s Cat Islands Non-Fiction Article
This non-fiction article will take your students on an adventure to Japan’s Cat Islands. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 2 activities to assist with reading comprehension and cross-curricular learning. Grab it here.
Meal Delivery Kits Media Lesson
Have you ever tried a meal delivery kit? Were you concerned about how much plastic each item was wrapped in? This lesson has students critically examine the recycling claims made by popular meal delivery kits. If you teach middle school Science, Media Literacy, or Geography, this free lesson is perfect for you. Grab this free resource here.
Free Digital Escape Rooms
Digital escape rooms are the perfect activity to use both in the physical and virtual classroom.
Movie Night Digital Escape Room
This movie night-themed digital escape room will get your students working independently or with peers to solve challenges while practicing their reading and thinking skills. Access your freebie here.
Pet-Themed Digital Escape Room
Try this Pet-themed digital escape room for FREE! This activity will get your students working independently or with peers to solve pet-themed challenges. Get it free here.
Winter Digital Escape Room
This winter-themed digital escape room has students solve a series of puzzles individually or in teams. Your students will love practicing their communication and problem-solving while also building their reading and literacy skills while solving challenges to “escape.” Grab this resource here.
Free Professional Development
How To Use Podcasts In The Classroom Virtual Workshop
Want to try using podcasts with your students but are not sure where to start? Maybe you already use podcasts but want more ideas on how to use them with your students? If you answered yes to either of those two statements, then you need to sign up for my FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, “How To Use Podcasts In The Classroom.” Attendees will come away with practical ideas on how to integrate podcasts into existing lesson plans. Podcasts are a great way to engage students while practicing their listening skills, reinforcing academic content, and building classroom community. Register for this free workshop here.
A Teacher’s Guide To Classroom Libraries
Learn about why classroom libraries are still super important in the digital age and how you can build one. I break everything down with helpful tips so that each step will feel affordable and manageable! Grab the free guide here.
A Teacher’s Guide To Podcasts
Want to try using podcasts in your class but not sure where to start? This guide is for you! Podcasts are a great way to engage students while practicing their listening skills, reinforcing academic content, and building classroom community! Grab this free resource here.
Find free long-range plans to simplify your weekly lesson planning for Grade 6, 7 or 8. Click here to download these plans.
I hope these free middle school lessons help you prepare for your classes.