As a middle grade/middle school teacher, parents typically want ideas for how to help their struggling readers. That's tricky, because I just want to say, "Read! Read! Read!" But I know they might need more direction. I made this hand-out and posted it, along with book recommendation lists, as a FREEBIE in my store for you to use too! Link in profile.

As a middle grade/middle school teacher, parents typically want ideas for how to help their struggling readers. That's tricky, because I just want to say, "Read! Read! Read!" But I know they might need more direction. I made this hand-out and posted it, along with book recommendation lists, as a FREEBIE in my store for you to use too! Link in profile.

Incorporating technology and classic literature for middle school and high school students. This allows students to be creative and prove that they understand a character/text!

Incorporating technology and classic literature for middle school and high school students. This allows students to be creative and prove that they understand a character/text!

Escape room style reading test prep. Includes context clues station, non-fiction text structure, plot diagram practice, and practice with common reading vocabulary terms.  This interactive escape room requires technology. This is a great form of test prep for any middle school ELA state test.

Escape Room - Reading Test Prep - Middle School

Escape room style reading test prep. Includes context clues station, non-fiction text structure, plot diagram practice, and practice with common reading vocabulary terms. This interactive escape room requires technology. This is a great form of test prep for any middle school ELA state test.

Looking for fun and easy ways to decorate your middle school classroom? Check out this blog post from Musings from the Middle School!

Looking for fun and easy ways to decorate your middle school classroom? Check out this blog post from Musings from the Middle School!

Middle School Reading List for Homeschool

Middle School Reading List for Homeschool (The Unlikely Homeschool)

Middle School Reading List for Homeschool

If you are looking for a way to get your middle school students interested in nonfiction, these passages will definitely help.  This document includes four high-interest nonfiction passages.  Students will learn unusual but true facts as they practice their close reading and comprehension skills. $

If you are looking for a way to get your middle school students interested in nonfiction, these passages will definitely help. This document includes four high-interest nonfiction passages. Students will learn unusual but true facts as they practice their close reading and comprehension skills. $

Teach EVERY reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard with film clips (Grades 6-8)! Common Core ELA Test Prep is FUN with VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES! Use videos to teach inferencing! Use pixar shorts to teach main idea, plot characterization! Use spoken word and speeches to teach theme! An entire year of middle school english curriculum. NO PREP secondary text bundle for reading literature and informational text standards #videostoteachinferencing

Informational Text & Reading Literature with Film Clips: Grade 6-8 Lesson Bundle

Teach EVERY reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard with film clips (Grades 6-8)! Common Core ELA Test Prep is FUN with VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES! Use videos to teach inferencing! Use pixar shorts to teach main idea, plot characterization! Use spoken word and speeches to teach theme! An entire year of middle school english curriculum. NO PREP secondary text bundle for reading literature and informational text standards #videostoteachinferencing

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Middle school teacher discussing guided reading, and how to implement reading and writing workshop into the middle school classroom.

Middle school teacher discussing guided reading, and how to implement reading and writing workshop into the middle school classroom.

Teachers, have you ever tried "text mapping?" It's a great way to get your students (especially your struggling learners!) close reading!!

Teachers, have you ever tried "text mapping?" It's a great way to get your students (especially your struggling learners!) close reading!!

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