Category: Literacy

Middle School Ramadan Lesson

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

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Middle School Easter Lessons

Looking for middle school Easter lessons? It can be a challenge to find engaging and middle school-appropriate ways to celebrate Easter in your classroom. As much as I would love to hand out an Easter-themed colouring sheet and call it a day – I don’t think my students would be

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Middle School April Fools’ Day Lesson

Depending on who you are and where you live, you may have never experienced the pranks associated with the first day of April or you may find yourself the victim (or perpetrator) or yearly hijinks.   No matter which category you fall into though, April Fools’ Day can be a humorous

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6th Grade Short Stories

It can be a challenge to find appropriate 6th grade short stories. Some stories are extremely long and are almost a short novel in length, whereas others are not appropriate for modern-day values.  I love using short stories in my classroom. I use them to teach the elements of the

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Middle School Daylight Saving Lesson

Looking for a middle school daylight saving lesson plan? While not a holiday in the religious sense, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a part of the culture of many areas – predominantly in North America and Europe as well as some areas of South America and New Zealand.   This annual

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Middle School St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school St. Patrick’s Day lesson. I see lots of really cute St. Patrick’s Day activities online for elementary school students, but not for middle school students. While lesson plans focused around leprechauns and shamrocks are fairly common, rigorous plans for

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Why Use Digital Escape Rooms in Middle School?

Digital escape rooms are a great learning and engaging activity to use with your middle school students. Below are four reasons I love using middle school digital escape rooms with my classes. 1. Collaboration and Team Building  Students work in groups (or independently if they prefer) to solve each challenge.

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Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in middle school can be a challenge – not all students want to celebrate love or are ready for dating – but most students LOVE candy. I try to focus any Valentine’s Day celebrations in my classroom around themes of candy or generic love (family, pets etc). 

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