Category: Reading

Middle School Mystery Lessons

Are you looking for interesting middle school mystery lessons for your students? Check out these engaging non-fiction articles about famous mysteries such as Who Was D.B. Cooper or The Loch Ness Monster. These lessons are perfect for days when several of your students are absent due to a school event

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Why Teach Non-Fiction in Middle School?

  It is very important to teach non-fiction in middle school.  Fiction literature is a favourite in many literature classrooms while non-fiction selections often take a backseat.   And while fiction is a great option for many reasons and in many situations, non-fiction has merits as well that are often overlooked

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The Importance of Teaching Science Fiction

When teaching science fiction it is important to incorporate both classics and modern favourites.  From such classics as War of the Worlds and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to more modern texts like Ender’s Game or City of Ember, science fiction offers a wide variety of stories for first-time

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Free Rubik’s Cube Lesson

Reading comprehension is an important skill for students to master. Unfortunately, reading comprehension practice is often not something that inspires excitement among students.   One way to combat this apathy is to use reading selections that students find interesting.  My free Rubik’s Cube lesson is just such an interest-garnering activity. This

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Books For Middle School Reluctant Readers

It can be a challenge to find engaging books for middle school reluctant readers. This blog post provides a list of possible novels that will capture your students’ attention and encourage them to keep reading. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If

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Lit Launch Reading Engagement Workshop

Is reading engagement something your students struggle with? Lit Launch is an online workshop that will help teachers transform their reading lessons in just 3 hours. Teachers will learn how to craft engaging lessons that help students develop a love of reading. Teachers can work at their own pace and

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