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Middle School Literature

Middle-grade literature guides and reading recommendations. #midleved #middlegradebooks #middleschool

Examine figurative language, dialogue, and point of view in Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. This packet includes discussion questions, writing prompts, and #CCSS connections for the middle-grade book. www.teachervision... #mentortext #middlegrade

Examine the experience of America's first black paratroopers during World War II through discussion questions, writing prompts, and research activities for Courage Has No Color by Tanya Stone. #CCSS #InformationalText #NonFiction #WWII #middlegrade #yalit

Read Groundhog Weather School for free online from @WeGiveBooks. "...kids are drawn in by the thoroughly engaging tale while they learn fun facts about different animals (groundhogs in particular), seasons, weather, and predicting the weather."

Download free activities from Keri Smith's Wreck this Journal Classroom Packet and enter our Sweepstakes. #WreckThisJournalSweeps

Enter TeacherVision's Pinterest Sweepstakes for your chance to win copies of "Wreck This Journal" for your entire class! www.teachervision... The Sweepstakes runs October 19, 2012 - December 3, 2012 and is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Terms and Conditions: www.teachervision.... #wreckthisjournalsweeps

Use literature to study the Soviet Union during Stalin's dictatorial regime. Breaking Stalin's Nose is a 2012 Newbery Honor Book by Eugene Yelchin. #midleved #history

Teacher's Guide to On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor (Grades 3-7) #kidlit #literature

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. #midleved #libchat #literature #NewDeal

Enter TeacherVision's Pinterest Sweepstakes for your chance to win copies of "Wreck This Journal" for your entire class! www.teachervision... The Sweepstakes runs October 19, 2012 - November 12, 2012 and is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Terms and Conditions: www.teachervision.... #wreckthisjournalsweeps

Teaching guides and activities for Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012) www.teachervision... #kidlit #bannedbooks #midleved #teenlit #literature

Teacher's Guide to Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Grades 5-12) www.teachervision... #PresidentsDay #AbrahamLincoln #ushistory #literature

Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions About the Attacks on America by Time magazine reporter Mitch Frank (Grades 4-8) www.teachervision... #PatriotDay #September11 #ushistory #literature

Student Guide to Stand Tall by Joan Bauer. This book is particularly well-suited to the study of the events of September 11, 2001. (Grades 6-9) www.teachervision... #September11 #PatriotDay #literature

Use these discussion questions and activities with the inspirational biography Michelle Obama: An American Story by David Colbert. www.teachervision... #FirstLady #Biography

Draw students into the beetle word with this teacher's guide to "The Beetle Book" by Steve Jenkins. This printable classroom guide includes discussion questions for reading aloud, teaching ideas for the book, and a beetle project that can be adapted for use with primary or upper grade students. (Pre-K to 8th Grade)

This educator guide to 43 Old Cemetery Road books contains discussion questions and activities for each book and the full series to make your students' reading experience more riveting, engaging, and compelling. The series by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise includes "Dying to Meet You", "Over My Dead Body", "Till Death Do Us Bark", and "The Phantom of the Post Office". (Grades 4-7)

"The Bell Bandit" Discussion Guide (Grades 4-7) This literature guide for the third book in the Lemonade War series by Jacqueline Davies offers activities and discussion starters to enrich students' reading experience and extend their learning.

Activity Kit for "Chronal Engine" by Greg Leitich Smith (Grades 5-9) Take students on a prehistoric time travel adventure through the Cretaceous Period with this activity kit. This printable packet includes discussion questions, activities, a creative writing prompt, and dinosaur word puzzles to extend students' enjoyment of the novel.

"Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship" Discussion Guide (Grades 4-7) This literature guide includes a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and post-reading activities about these two key figures in U.S. history. Students will answer questions about Lincoln and Douglass' childhood, their careers, and the abolition movement.

"Summer of the Wolves" Discussion Guide (Grades 5-9) -- Extend students' learning with these discussion questions and writing prompts for "Summer of the Wolves" by Polly Carlson-Voiles. Through reading comprehension and writing activities, students will examine story elements and attitudes about nature and wild animals.

This discussion guide for "Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World" by Sy Montgomery includes pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and post-reading activities. Use these resources with the biography to help students develop a broader understanding of autism. Discover how Temple Grandin's world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry, and demonstrate the unique contributions that people with autism can make.

Use this teacher's guide to "Our Only May Amelia" by Jennifer L. Holm to educate students about life as a Finnish-American pioneer in 19th century America.

A teacher's guide to Ji-li Jiang's "Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution," a novel about a family's courage during a political reign of terror in China. (Grades 5-8)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Teacher's Guide includes in-depth teaching plans for The Bad Beginning and many activities to use across the rest of the series (books 2-13). Grades 5-8. #midleved